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The government has confirmed £300m in emergency funding for spectator sports in England, with rugby union by far the largest beneficiary.

Union will receive £135m in total, with £59m of that going to Premiership clubs. Rugby league, in contrast, will be given £12m. Horse racing is also to receive substantial support, totalling £40m. By contrast, netball will receive £4m and tennis £5m.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian