Start date for the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership confirmed

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season will begin on the weekend of November 20-22.

The 2019/20 season will resume on the weekend of August 14-16 with nine rounds of matches, which were postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, to be completed.

The final round of matches in the regular season will be played on Saturday October 3 with the semi-finals on October 10 and the final on October 24.

Premiership clubs will then have a short break before the 2020/21 season gets underway.

Fixtures for the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season have yet to be confirmed.


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Jonny Wilkinson picks his dream team

Jonny Wilkinson famously won the World Cup for England with a drop goal in 2003, but if he had to pick a non-English Dream Team, who would he choose?
Fullback: Serge Blanco – France

“Serge Blanco typified French rugby at its best with his audacity, ambition and flair. He was most famous for his scintillating counter-attacks, frequently running the ball out of seemingly impossible situations.”

Wing: Christophe Dominici – France

His opportunism, his flair, his game reading, his sheer explosivity to really change a game is something that sticks in my memory”

Outside Centre: Brian O’Driscoll – Ireland

“The ability to change the game in a second, a heartbeat, with his movement, with his skill, his game reading but also his leadership.”

Inside Centre: Tim Horan – Australia

“A guy that knew how to win, knew how to play the game. His body language suggested he didn’t really know how to fail or what mistakes were, what under performance was.”

Wing: Jonah Lomu – New Zealand

“The guy is quite a remarkable rugby legend and deserves to be so. No Rugby World cup team would be complete without him.”

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