Premiership final could clash with Six Nations as restart faces further delay

  • Date for resumption set to be pushed back to August
  • Play-off final in October clashes with Six Nations plan

The restart date for the Premiership looks set to be pushed back from late July until August after Gloucester said they did not expect clubs to return to training for another month. That would mean staging the play-off final in October and a clash with plans to play out the postponed Six Nations.

The Premiership had been aiming to resume on 27 June and play the season to its conclusion before, after a short break, starting the 2020-21 campaign on time. That will not happen and the end of July is looking less likely with medical experts recommending players train for at least six weeks before a resumption.

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