In light of Government’s announcement over the weekend of new restrictions on travel and participation in adult grassroots sport for many areas, the publication of the Cluster fixtures planned for today, 22 December, will be held over until early in the New Year.
This pause will allow the Adult Competition Management Sub Committee to take on board the very latest Government guidance, which is due on 30 December, before finalising the fixture schedule.
We are keen for rugby communities who wish to play to have this opportunity and hope it will still be possible for clubs in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 to commence Cluster Competitions as planned on 23 and 24 January. However, we will need to take Government guidance following their review.
The RFU's next communication will be in the Community Game Update on Tuesday 5 January 2021.