Brain injury association Headway has expressed concern about Premiership Rugby’s proposed fixture schedule for the remainder of the season, claiming it could result in an increase in players suffering concussions.
Gallagher Premiership clubs will have flexibility to select whatever team they want during the final nine rounds of the 2019-20 season and will not be punished for fielding a side full of academy players.
Premiership Rugby is in negotiations with top-flight players over how best to manage their welfare when the competition returns.
The Gallagher Premiership will restart on August 14 with Harlequins hosting Sale and finish with the play-off final on October 24, with clubs due to play several midweek fixtures, Premiership Rugby has announced.
Premiership Rugby has announced 10 people have tested positive for coronavirus following the first round of testing.
Premiership chiefs are yet to receive an official complaint from London Irish over Gloucester’s appointment of George Skivington as head coach.
Lord Myners has warned rugby union players it would be “foolhardy” to feel they need to go on strike after his review prompted clubs to announce a substantial cut to the salary cap from next season.
The Rugby Players’ Association has accused Premiership clubs of making a personal attack on its members as relations between the two groups further soured.
Premiership players could go on strike over contractual issues arising from the reduction of next season’s salary cap by more than 20 per cent.
Harlequins have joined calls for a reduction in the Premiership salary cap amid reports a deal has been reached.
Gregg Wallace has backed a Premiership Rugby campaign urging its players to call vulnerable fans during the lockdown.