The Singapore Rugby Sevens is the latest local sporting event affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with various international media on Thursday (Feb 13) reporting the April 11-12 tournament has been postponed until October.

The Hong Kong Sevens, scheduled for April 3-6, will also be pushed back to October, the news agencies noted.

The Straits Times has reached out to the organisers in Singapore and understands a formal announcement will be made on Thursday afternoon.

Both events are part of the prestigious HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The 2019/2020 season has 10 legs and began in Dubai in December 2019.

After four stops, New Zealand lead the current standings with 76 points, nine ahead of South Africa.

France are third on 56 points. Defending champions and Olympic gold medallists Fiji are fifth on 53 points.

Paris was originally slated to host the finale on May 31 but the postponement of the Hong Kong and Singapore events will extend the season until October.

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