RFU vote to SCRAP Premiership relegation this season on account of monetary influence of Covid-19 with 2021-22 marketing campaign to be contested by 13 groups
- The RFU have voted to briefly droop relegation for the present season
- The ‘robust majority’ vote will assist golf equipment cope with monetary influence of pandemic
- Determination means no group will go down from the Premiership or Championship
- The Premiership will as a substitute be expanded to 13 groups for the 2021-22 season
The RFU has introduced there can be no relegation from the Gallagher Premiership on the finish of the season and that the league can be expanded to 13 groups for 2021-22.
The Rugby Soccer Union Council voted with a ‘robust majority’ on Friday for a short lived suspension of relegation, which will even prolong to the Championship, with no group taking place to Nationwide League One.
The governing physique says that, so long as the winner of this season’s Championship is eligible for promotion below the RFU’s present Minimal Requirements Standards, the 2021-22 season will encompass 13 groups within the Premiership and 11 within the Greene King IPA Championship.
The RFU have voted to scrap relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season
The Council made the transfer after making an allowance for the influence of Covid-19 on the sport.
The cancellation of Saturday’s Premiership recreation between Northampton and Newcastle takes the variety of fixtures misplaced to the pandemic to 6 to this point this season and the RFU fears the influence might imply relegation is predicated on cancellation not on subject benefit.
RFU, Premiership Rugby and Championship representatives will now work on suggestions for adjustments to the season constructions from 2021-22 and officers say the moratorium on relegation might final for 3 or 4 years.
They are saying the purpose is for a distinct method to promotion and relegation which can recognise the ambition of golf equipment within the Championship and beneath and proceed to permit a path to the Premiership.
The choice was voted for to assist golf equipment cope with monetary influence of Covid-19 pandemic
Officers will talk about new minimal normal standards and a overview of the home calendar to permit extra preparation time for the England males’s group forward of the 2023 World Cup.
RFU president Jeff Blackett mentioned: ‘The RFU Council has taken time to know and talk about all of the components concerning no relegation for this season in order that we act in one of the best pursuits of all ranges of the sport.
‘We wish to guarantee a wholesome elite recreation to assist profitable profitable England groups that generate revenue to stimulate and protect the sport throughout all ranges.
‘The Council will proceed to be intently engaged with the proposals from the RFU, Premiership Rugby and the Championship to make sure we preserve the integrity of the longer term league constructions for England Rugby.’
The vote means the 2021-22 season can be contested by 13 groups and the Championship by 11
Premiership Rugby says the brand new construction has the unanimous assist of the top-flight golf equipment.
Darren Childs, chief government of Premiership Rugby, mentioned: ‘We welcome at the moment’s determination and thank the RFU Council members for his or her assist.
‘The precedence for everybody concerned has been to guard the long-term sustainability and success of English skilled rugby for the followers and golf equipment who’ve endured enormous monetary and sporting challenges all through the final two seasons.
‘The progress being made collaboratively with all our key stakeholders throughout the game has been implausible.
‘Our focus stays on persevering with to strengthen that alignment via transparency and dialogue across the long-term success of the sport at a home and nationwide stage in England.’