Two popular rugby sevens tournaments on the west Wales coast have been cancelled due to the Govid-19 pandemic.

The Newport Barbarians 7s was scheduled for later this month, but like many other sporting events is a victim of the coronavirus. The holders are Crymych who beat Whitland in last year’s final.

Just over 30 miles further up the coast the Aberaeron 7s towards the end of August annually attracts rugby followers from far and wide for a feast of rugby.

A festival spokesperson said: “Cancelling the tournament was not an easy decision, but we will be back bigger and better next year.”