Premiership Rugby Comeback: Thrilling Season Restart Scheduled for August 15

Premiership Rugby has unveiled plans to resume the 2019-20 season on August 15, bringing joy to rugby enthusiasts across the UK. Despite the unique challenges posed by the pandemic, the league is working tirelessly to ensure a safe and thrilling return to the pitch.

Premiership Rugby Announces Plans to Restart 2019-20 Season on August 15

In a significant development for rugby union enthusiasts, Premiership Rugby has unveiled plans to resume the 2019-20 season on August 15. The league, which is currently led by Exeter Chiefs, was suspended on March 8 after 13 rounds due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, it was announced that players in England’s top two domestic rugby flights would be permitted to return to non-contact training sessions, provided that clubs implement necessary safety and testing measures. Building upon this progress, Premiership Rugby has now confirmed the target date for the season’s restart.

Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs emphasized that player safety will remain the top priority as the league works to resume the campaign. “Nothing will happen until it is safe to do so,” Childs stated, “but we will do everything we can to resume the 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign on Saturday 15 August.”

Despite the unique challenges posed by rugby union’s proximity and impact, Childs expressed optimism about the league’s ability to facilitate a safe return to play. “We won’t take risks with people’s health, and rugby has unique challenges due to levels of proximity and impact, but with a number of clubs moving to Stage 1, it is important for us to give players, coaches and clubs clarity on when they can look to return.”

With nine rounds of the regular season yet to be played, the Premiership Rugby community eagerly anticipates the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign on the targeted date of August 15.

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