ROCHFORD Hundred’s promotion hopes have been left in limbo after the RFU opted to cancel the rest of the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All English rugby activity below the Gallagher Premiership - encompassing league, cup and county competitions and training - has been aborted, having initially been suspended until at least April 14.

And Rochford’s director of rugby Chris Green is unsure what that will mean for his side who currently sit second in the London & SE Premier Division standings.

“Obviously you can’t be at all critical of anyone and what’s happened is completely unprecedented but I don’t know what it will mean for us yet,” said Green.

“We’re in limbo really but getting into the National League has always been our target and we were confident we would have achieved that this season.

“We’re level on points with Guernsey and either through finishing top or winning a home play-off we were confident we would get up.

“But right now we don’t know what’s going to happen and I just hope it doesn’t end up costing us promotion, that’s my biggest fear.”

Rochford have won back to back promotions and seemed well set to make it three in a row.

And Green is still hopeful it can happen.

“The bottom three teams in the league above us haven’t won many games between them and we have a better record than the second placed teams in the other regions,” said Green.

“We will just have to wait and see how everything pans out.”