A memorial game in honour of two club legends was cancelled by Llanidloes Rugby Club.

Fans had been expected to descend on Cae Hafren on Boxing Day as the club celebrated the lives of the late Billy Jones and Tudor Francis-Jones.

However the match was postponed due to current coronavirus restrictions set out by the Welsh Government from December 26.

A club spokesman said: "It is with deep regret that we are having to postpone our Boxing Day memorial game for Billy and Tudor due to Covid restrictions.

"We will be looking for alternative dates to hold this fixture in the new year when restrictions allow."

Billy Jones was a founder member, President and Chairman of the rugby club who died aged 86 in July. The Club described him as a "great life-long supporter”

“Billy would always make time to support the club and to chat with the players after games and was a very fond face in the clubhouse not just of Llanidloes RFC but of rugby clubs across north Wales.

"Players, members and supporters have a great amount of respect for Billy and the way he always cared and shared his thoughts."

Tudor Francis-Jones sadly passed away in November 2020. People lined the roadside from Llangurig to Llanidloes to pay their last respects to the highly-regarded 49-year-old.

Following the announcement of the memorial match, Llanidloes RFC chairman Simon Morgan said the club was "extremely honoured" to invite family and friends to recognise the pair's invaluable contribution to the sport in the area.

The match was to include a variety of formats including a 15-a-side full contact match, over 35s match, walking rugby and junior touch rugby followed by food and live music at the clubhouse in town.

A maximum of 50 people can attend outdoor events but there is an exception for team sports, where up to 50 spectators will be able to gather in addition to those taking part.

The Welsh Government has yet to announce an end date for the latest restrictions on outdoor events.