• Rugby union expected to be the prime beneficiary
  • Fund will not include help for Premier League or EFL

The government is set to announce a bailout for sport on Thursday with rugby union expected to be the prime beneficiary.

The emergency fund, reportedly worth around £300m of grants and loans, will cover 11 sports but will not include help for the Premier League or the English Football. The government has repeatedly said that the football’s top flight should offer financial support to the EFL, but it does now appear that other sports, which have suffered major losses, will receive state assistance.

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Source: Rugby – The Guardian