The Times has reported that scrapping relegation from the Aviva Premiership is back on the agenda and will be discussed at a senior level within the RFU tomorrow.
English rugby has had promotion and relegation ever since the league system began 30 years ago.
This year Premiership Rugby announced that it finally buried the notion of ring-fencing the top division, buy it did not stay buried for long — and there is growing support for it now.
When the RFU’s professional game board meets tomorrow, the structure of the game in England will dominate the debate, and ring-fencing will be a part of that.
If promotion and relegation are suspended, it is likely that there will be occasional access to the top tier.