Rugby Football League targets Easter return for Championship and League 1 | Rugby League News

first_imgChampionship and League 1 clubs have been sidelined since March The season is likely to start with the early stages of the 1895 Cup, which gives the non-Super League clubs a chance to play at Wembley in July, and the RFL hopes crowds will be allowed back in time for the traditional derby fixtures over the Easter weekend from April 2-5. Second and third tiers of English rugby league were halted in March due to coronavirus pandemic; Clubs met on Thursday to debate fixture schedules for 2021; RFL hopes crowds will be allowed back for Easter weekend Last Updated: 05/11/20 6:51pm The RFL will examine the possibility of streaming behind-closed-doors matches for season ticket holders on its Our League App and also consider making fixtures available on a pay-per-view basis.RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: “The Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs are eager to get back out on to the field after such a long and frustrating period of enforced inactivity. The Rugby Football League is targeting a return of the Betfred Championship and League 1 in time for Easter.Both divisions outside Super League were halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and formally brought to an end in July.The clubs met virtually on Thursday to debate a number of possible fixture schedules for 2021, all of which involve some matches – almost certainly to be played behind closed doors – in March.- Advertisement – Championship and League 1 clubs have been sidelined since March
Championship and League 1 clubs have been sidelined since March

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