RFU considers scrapping promotion and relegation for Premiership

• Changes on the way as game grapples with global calendar
• Chief executive Steve Brown says RFU ‘looking at all options’

The Rugby Football Union is open to the possibility of getting rid of promotion and relegation to and from the Premiership, according to its chief executive, Steve Brown.

The RFU has traditionally been against ring-fencing the top flight but Brown conceded that as discussions continue over how the domestic structure fits in with the global calendar from 2020 onwards, its stance has changed somewhat.

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