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The 2019/20 Premiership rugby season is planning on making its return on Saturday, August 15 it has been revealed this morning.
The season was suspended on March 8 with Bristol’s home win against Harlequins the last time a rugby ball has been kicked in the competition.
The ongoing crisis has forced sports all over the world into a complete standstill over the last few months but progress has been made in recent weeks with a number of competitions planning return dates.
The Premiership rugby season still has nine full rounds of fixtures to be played along with playoffs, which adds up to a total of 57 matches.
If the season goes ahead on the expected date it will mean a near 23-week, 160-day gap in between matches for players.
“Premiership Rugby can confirm it is targeting Saturday, August 15, for the resumption of Gallagher Premiership Rugby,” a Premiership Rugby statement read.
“At a board meeting Thursday night, the target restart date was agreed following the announcement earlier this week that Premiership Rugby clubs can move to stage 1: elite sport return to training. The structure of the 2019-20 season will follow in due course.”