Premiership rugby respond to reports final won’t be at Twickenham

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that the new champions of England will be crowned at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 24 October, with the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final being staged at the game’s most famous stadium for the 18th successive year.

The Mail Online had reported that they’d been priced out of hosting the final at Twickenham, but that proved to be untrue.

“Rugby Union is facing the biggest challenge in its history and we are fighting a battle for the future of the game,” said Premiership Rugby Chief Executive, Darren Childs.

“But we owe it to the clubs, players and management who have fought for more than a year to reach the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final that the culmination of the season is held at the iconic Twickenham Stadium. We would also like to thank the RFU for partnering with us to deliver this vision of a fitting Final for professional rugby in England.

“Having the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final behind closed doors for the first time in its history is a stark reminder of the fight for survival being staged by Premiership clubs.

“Normally, the stadium would be packed with 80,000 dedicated fans, and we are so disappointed we will not be allowed share the experience with them in person. It’s always a fantastic day, and we have dedicated and passionate fans who are sticking with us through this crisis.”

The Final will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK, with highlights on Channel 5, and globally in more than 170 countries.

The talented wives and girlfriends of the England squad

The equally talented women behind the England internationals. 

1. Michelle Cussell

Elliot Daly met his partner at the £18,618-a-year Whitgift School for boys in Croydon, south London, where the Saracens star was a pupil and she worked as a sports events organiser.

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