The Rugby Football League have confirmed that fixtures across all levels will go ahead this weekend, while tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, a former patron of the RFL, will be made before matches.
This follows the announcements from across sport with certain bodies deciding whether to postpone events or let them proceed.
The RFL’s announcement to continue with matches this weekend includes the Betfred Super League Eliminator between Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils, which will continue with its scheduled 1pm kick-off time on Saturday.
The statement made by the governing body read: “Following the publication of National Mourning Guidance, and consultation with Government, other sports and rugby league stakeholders including clubs, the RFL can confirm that fixtures at all levels will go ahead this weekend.
“This will include the Betfred Super League Elimination Play-Off on Saturday, the remainder of the Betfred Championship programme following the postponement of the one match scheduled for Friday night, the Betfred League One Play-Offs, the Women’s Super League Shield Semi Finals and all community fixtures including Physical Disability Rugby League Finals Day.
“This has been a difficult decision – we have taken into account the desire expressed by players and clubs at community level to come together to share their grief, and to celebrate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a former patron of the Rugby Football League.
“Due respect will be paid to Her Majesty before all fixtures, with a period of silence and where possible the playing of the National Anthem, and the wearing of black armbands.”