RFU cancels rest of season (all but Prem)

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    RFU have officially pulled the plug on the rest of the season for all but the premiership, which they're still in discussions with.

    Newcastle currently top of the table in the Championship, 15 - 0, and 18pts clear so you'd hope they just get promoted.

    Feel like it's only a matter of time before the Prem gets the plug pulled, but there's so much money involved that I can understand why they're attempting to find a way to play it.
    They should just do 1st vs 2nd, behind closed doors, for the cup... :D




    https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/rfu-ends-the-201920-rugby-season-in-england
     
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    Not really surprising, its long been known that most prem clubs have been living well beyond their means. No-one wants to take a pay cut but player salaries have rocketed and most should be OK on the reduced amounts for a while. That may not be the case for some of the lower paid staff.

    These are exceptional times but the number of businesses and individuals that we hear are living pretty much hand to mouth is shocking.
     
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    If they scrapped the play-offs for this season, that would save two weeks.
     
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    What about 'splitting' into two groups of 6 and then reduce the number of games to 16. Home and away in group and home or away v rest.
    This saves 6 rounds.
    Haven't investigated who has played who yet, but will be interesting to see if the idea would be possible.
     
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    Newcastle have now been promoted
     
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    So will Ealing take them to court or were they just chatting ****...
     
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    Not an unreasonable decision, but far from ideal with a third of the season unplayed. At least there were weren’t two clubs neck and neck.
     
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