Optimism flows for Premiership despite shutdown’s financial pressure

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There are more questions than answers for how rugby will resume but clubs are taking the necessary action to survive

At a time when the domestic season in Europe should be gathering pace, rugby has ground to a halt. There will be no more matches in England below the Premiership this season, or Wales, the Pro14 has been suspended indefinitely with June’s final in Cardiff cancelled and there is no indication when sport will resume after the government’s crackdown on social gathering.

Players in England and Ireland have agreed to take pay cuts to help their clubs through the crisis and inevitably there are fears some will go to the wall. But there are some in the game at its elite level who are showing a wellspring of optimism.

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Written by Paul Rees
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Optimism flows for Premiership despite shutdown’s financial pressure

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