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Super League clubs propose August restart and possible January Grand Final

Super League clubs have proposed plans for a possible return to action by mid-August.

The 12 Super League sides are also hoping that matches can be played in front of crowds from October 1st.

The plans would see the Grand Final played on one of three dates, with November 28, December 12 and some point in mid-January 2021 all set to be considered.

The plans have three different models but all suggest a restart on August 16 with the first six matches to be played behind closed doors.

The document reiterates that any restart would be subject to government approval and a commitment to all medical protocols would be obligatory.

Below are the outlines of each model proposed by the Super League clubs.

Model 1 – nine rounds of matches between October 1 and November 15. One play-off semi final and the Grand Final on November 28. Challenge cup restart with the sixth round in late August and final on October 25.

Model 2 – 11 rounds after October 1. Grand Final on December 12 with the Challenge Cup final to be played on November 8.

Model 3 – 15 rounds of games played after October 1. Grand Final to be played in mid-January 2021 and a Challenge Cup final on November 28.

The clubs are set to put forward their detailed plan to the RFL next week.


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