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Fri 20 Mar 2020 | 12:50

RFU ends 2019/20 season in England

RFU ends 2019/20 season in England
Fri 20 Mar 2020 | 12:50
RFU ends 2019/20 season in England
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NEWS: Rugby Football Union CEO Bill Sweeney has confirmed the end of the 2019/20 season for all league, cup and county rugby in England.

The exception will be the Premiership, which the RFU is in active discussions with.

Currently, the Premiership is on a five-week suspension due to the coronavirus and talks are still ongoing as to whether or not the season will be wrapped up completely.

“My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19 as well as recent flooding events, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community,” Sweeney said in a statement.

“In order to provide clarity and to assist with immediate and longer term planning, the Rugby Football Union is announcing the end of the 2019/20 rugby season for all league, cup and county rugby in England. The only exception to this is the Premiership, who we are in active discussions with to review possible best next steps.

“When current government advice on social distancing measures changes, we will naturally encourage rugby training and friendlies to recommence.

“I would like to personally thank everyone for their swift actions in suspending rugby activity, this is not an easy time and I know many of you will have concerns that go beyond the game.

“We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game. We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game. Rest assured we are working on this as a priority and we will continue to send weekly updates to clubs.”

To read the full statement CLICK HERE

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