Domestic rugby’s return feels more like the resumption of a tennis match after rain than a whole new season

Less than a month after the conclusion of the 2019-20 Premiership season, English domestic rugby cranks itself up again this weekend for the start of the next. Such are the times in which we live.

Every civilised norm in the matter of a collision sport’s player welfare has been necessarily violated, but bar the odd scratched fixture, occasionally of some significance, the Premiership has managed to play out its commitments where others have failed – or perhaps have done the right thing.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian