Following the end of their respective campaigns, Gloucester and Leicester Tigers have put their players back on furlough.
The pair of clubs, who are continuing to feel the financial effects left by the Covid-19 pandemic, will take advantage of the scheme that comes to an end at the end of the month.
The clubs’ international players, however, will not be eligible for the scheme if they feature during the end of the Six Nations and the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup.
The RFU remains hopeful of receiving a multi-million-pound Government bailout but the latest measures offer some short-term relief.
5 people who should avoid reading Joe Marler’s new autobiography
1. Joe Launchbury
The England ptop, in his section on teammates nicknames, reveals an uncomplimentary one given to the Wasps captain during England duty.
Due to him forever knocking everything over with his backside, the biggest in world rugby, Marler joked ‘your ass is like a permanent slosh bucket.’
Long story short, he hated it but is still known as ‘Slosh’ or ‘Slosh bucket’ to this day in England training/