Irish rugby chiefs plan June 1 training return

Irish rugby chiefs plan June 1 training return

The IRFU are targeting June 1 as the return date for collective provincial training sessions with hopes of playing interpros in August according to the Irish Examiner.

Rugby chiefs had hoped for squads to begin a phased comeback on Monday, May 18, but that target has been pushed back by at least a fortnight.



 

Donal Lenihan, writing in his column for Wednesday’s Irish Examiner, revealed that planning for such a return is at an advanced stage but that issues "have yet to be ironed out". He notes that players will be requested to sign documentation accepting the risk posed by the virus before they are allowed to return to training with their provinces.

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