There will be no postponement of the first day of the Premiership. The matches that were originally slated to take place on Friday evening have been moved to either Saturday or Sunday. The authorities had emphasized that there is no requirement for people to refrain from playing music in honor of the Queen.
The first match of the English rugby tournament, known as the Premiership, was scheduled to take place on Thursday evening between Saracens and the Northampton Saints. The first match was postponed because the kick-off was planned for less than two hours after the news that the Queen had passed away.
Would the remainder of the first day go on to follow the same pattern? This past Friday, the answer was revealed at the beginning of the afternoon, which marked the conclusion of a lengthy meeting of the PRL steering committee. What is the decision? The meetings that were supposed to take place on this Friday evening have been moved to either Saturday or Sunday. The rest of this first day will continue as normal throughout the weekend.
As a result, the match between Bristol and Bath, which was originally scheduled to take place on Friday evening, will now take place on Saturday (kick-off 5:30 p.m.). It is recommended that the match between Sale and Northampton be moved to this weekend as well.
A loss of 300,000 pounds for clubs already in debt
The authorities had brought to everyone’s attention the fact that there is no requirement to postpone, and that the option to do so is entirely up to the individual. As a consequence, the Royal Football Union (RFU) of England has sanctioned the endeavor. Because English rugby clubs are significantly in debt, the possibility of losing a total of 300,000 pounds if the first day of the tournament was completely postponed was taken into consideration.
The Scottish Rugby Federation went in the opposite direction and made a different conclusion. This weekend, there will be no matches played anywhere in the country, not even in preparation for the Women’s World Cup, which will feature a matchup between Scotland and Spain. On the other hand, the leaders have not yet concluded the friendly encounter that is supposed to take place between Treviso and Edinburgh on Friday evening in Italy.
Only the meetings that will focus on the senior teams will be delayed as a result of the decision reached by the Welsh federation.
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