After a fortnight’s break, Premier 15s is set to get back on track this weekend. The hiatus was observed in an effort to calm the spread of Covid-19.
Saturday the 30th of January sees rearranged matches between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens, and Gloucester-Hartpury and DMP Durham Sharks taking place.
The RFU plans to introduce a twice-weekly testing system amongst the teams in order to keep a handle on possible Covid outbreaks going forward.
A full Round 11 will commence on 6 February and fixtures have been scheduled up until the end of Round 14 while Rounds 15-18 have not been set in stone yet under the uncertainty of Covid-19.
Some laws have also been adapted to combat the spread of the virus, for example, halves have been reduced to 35 minutes and contact training during practices has been limited.
Confirmed fixture round dates:
Round 11 - Saturday, 6 February
Round 12 - Saturday, 13 February
Round 13 - Saturday, 27 February
Round 14 - Saturday, 6 March