THE Dragons are limiting access to their Ystrad Mynach training ground and have cancelled player appearances because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dean Ryan’s squad are still being put through their paces at Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence despite the suspension of the Guinness PRO14 season.

The Dragons had meant to be travelling to Belfast to face Ulster this weekend before facing the Scarlets in Llanelli.

They are then scheduled to face Bristol at Ashton Gate but that European Challenge Cup quarter-final is also likely to be postponed.

South Wales Argus:

The squad are being tested for coronavirus and have taken the decision to call off community and commercial appearances by players. Their training ground will also only be open to players and staff.

“Dragons have introduced a series of measures in response to ongoing developments in the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” read a statement.

“In partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council, the region will now be limiting access to its training ground facilities at Ystrad Mynach to the general public “Supporters as well as parents and relatives of our academy and age-grade players are also being asked to adhere to the restricted access to facilities.

“Whilst we acknowledge that this will be disappointing for some, we stress that this a temporary measure to care for the health of the playing squad, staff and our supporters.

“The region also regrets to announce that all planned community and commercial appearances by players and staff have been cancelled or postponed.

“Dragons would like to thank supporters and partners for their understanding as it takes all necessary precautions.”