Covid-19 leaves professional French rugby in limbo

La Rochelle's Stade Marcel Deflandre at full flag-waving chat

Like all sporting events, the Covid-19 lockdown in France has brought rugby at every level to a standstill

Professional rugby bosses in France have set an absolute final cut-off date of July 18 to complete the 2019/20 season which has been suspended since mid-March.

Like all sporting events, the Covid-19 lockdown has brought rugby at every level to a standstill. 

The FFR has cancelled all amateur competitions for the 2019/20 season. The two main professional leagues, the Top 14 and ProD2, have been suspended since March 13. A crucial meeting - originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 - has been delayed until later in the month, leaving questions over titles, promotion and relegation up in the air.

Meanwhile, players and staff have been furloughed as ...

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