The RFU Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the Adult Competitive Leagues (Level 3 and below for Men, Level 2 and below for Women) for the 2020/21 season.
We believe that, even if a return to full contact rugby becomes possible, playing a meaningful competitive league season resulting in promotion and relegation is no longer feasible.
Given the Government’s additional restrictions to curb the increase in COVID-19 cases in locations across the country, and growing concerns around travelling significant distances outside immediate localities to fulfil fixtures due to increased risk of transmission, the decision has been made now so we can provide clubs with some certainty for the remainder of the season.
The Championship remains on course to start in January 2021, with this league subject to Government’s Elite Return to Play protocols.
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After over 38,000 votes, rugby fans pick Lions XV for 2021
Fullback: Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 51%
Honourable mention: Liam Williams (Wales) – 39%
Winger: Anthony Watson (England) – 66%
Honourable mention: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) – 15%
Centre: Jonathan Davies (Wales) – 44%
Honourable mention: Manu Tuilagi (England) – 42%
Centre: Owen Farrell (England) – 64%
Honourable mention: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – 27%
Winger: Jonny May (England) – 55%
Honourable mention: Josh Adams (Wales) – 29%