Covid-19: 'French pro rugby to kick off in September'

It may be some time before La Rochelle's Stade Marcel Deflandre is full to capacity

Clubs hope to open grounds to public when 2020/21 season begins

Professional rugby clubs in France are slowly resuming training ahead of a planned return to action in early September.

While English rugby clubs still hope to complete the suspended 2019/20 Premiership season, French clubs long ago gave up hope of finishing the current Top 14 and ProD2 campaigns. The season, suspended in March, was called off in May - with nine rounds of the regular season and play-offs still to go - after Prime Minister Edouard ...

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