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    Default Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Given the new restrictions, it is looking increasingly unlikely in the UK and Ireland.
    Could be the death of many clubs.
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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Didn't the other game move to a summer season?
    Be reasonable - do it my way.

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    As I said back in May:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    At this point, I think real leadership from the RFU would be admitting that competitive community rugby should only start in January, and planning for a round robin half-season, instead of a full home-and-away one. That allows everybody to plan properly, get fit and conditioned, etc. And if we're lucky enough to be able to resume sooner, then it's fairly simple for clubs to arrange friendlies within their local areas.
    To those working in healthcare and adjacent spaces, it's been very clear from an early stage that this pandemic was going to have a deep and long-lasting impact on many aspects of "normal" life. I'm no longer optimistic that there will be a proper 2020/21 season at all.
    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... you must be a rugby referee!

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Agree with Pablo.

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    I doubt if we can really get going again until a vaccination is widely available.
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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    I doubt if we can really get going again until a vaccination is widely available.
    2024 then.. if ever

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    THere is unlikely to be a vaccination for a considerable time - we are still waiting for one for other CV strains eg the common cold. The flu vaccine is only varrient specific, Normal life has to resume before then.

    That said there will be no meaningful season for anything but the "elite" level this season.

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    I'm somewhat presuming this thread is UK centric (my earlier response was about the UK/England anyway! :-) )... are /will they be playing in NZ seeing as NZ is "covid free" etc for example?

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    What is the situation like in France and Ireland?

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    Default Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Here in the USA< where the situation is worse than the UK, various States are getting ready to play.

    The referees, on the other hand, are getting ready to strike.
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