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Jersey Reds Season Cancelled

Jersey Reds will not play another professional match this season after the RFU cancelled the 2019/2020 league and cup campaign.

The governing body says it's working through the implications of ending the season early and have 'instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game.'

"My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19 as well as recent flooding events, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community.

"In order to provide clarity and to assist with immediate and longer-term planning, the Rugby Football Union is today announcing the end of the 2019/20 rugby season for all league, cup and county rugby in England.  The only exception to this is the Gallagher Premiership, who we are in active discussions with to review possible best next steps.

"When current (UK) government advice on social distancing measures changes, we will naturally encourage rugby training and friendlies to recommence.  

"I would like to personally thank everyone for their swift actions in suspending rugby activity, this is not an easy time and I know many of you will have concerns that go beyond the game." - RFU CEO Bill Sweeney.

A review is also underway on how to financially support clubs affected by the situation.

"We welcome the measures announced by (UK) Government which could provide crucial support to professional and community clubs and the RFU. 

"We are in regular contact with Sport England and The Sport and Recreation Alliance to understand how business rate relief and hardship funds can be accessed by clubs and will be providing assistance to make sure every club who is eligible will be supported.

"The implications for all areas of rugby will be thoroughly worked through and solutions discussed and developed with the clubs."

Jersey Reds says it will look at the implications of this decision for the club.

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