Premiership players to ask about 25% wage cuts before training return

  • Government’s green light to rugby union to resume training
  • Players want to know the Covid-19 testing measures in place

Premiership players are poised to seek clarification over whether their 25% pay cuts will be stopped as well as what the Covid-19 testing procedures are before agreeing to return to training followingapproval from the government.

The Premiership welcomed the DCMS guidelines which allow players to train individually, provided they are social distancing, but the Rugby Football Union warned there is “significant work to do” before that can happen. A decision on precisely when players can return to their clubs is expected on Thursday following a meeting between both organisations and the Rugby Players’ Association.

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