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Coronavirus Kent: Rugby positions set to be determined on a 'best playing record formula' announced the RFU

County rugby will be calculated on a “best playing record formula.”

The RFU announced on March 20 that the rugby season was being terminated at all levels below the Premiership, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aylesford Bulls up against Old Dustonians erlier this year Picture: Sean Aidan
Aylesford Bulls up against Old Dustonians erlier this year Picture: Sean Aidan

Promotion and relegation will take place but teams won’t see their official finishing positions until Friday morning, when they are confirmed by the RFU.

RFU president Peter Wheeler said: “We believe that the decisions made provide fair and balanced outcomes for the game and maintain the integrity of the competitions.

“We have listened to recommendations from the heart of the game and the approach has been ratified by the RFU Council.

“This has been a difficult decision to make in the most unprecedented of circumstances. There is no single solution that will suit every club, but the approach taken is one that we believe best reflects the nature of league rugby in England.

“With 80% of the season complete for the community game, we believe our approach is fair and the right one for our leagues. We have clubs that are clear league leaders and those who have said they would benefit from relegation to play more meaningful rugby.”

The early end to the season has left several clubs in financial trouble, including Canterbury and Gravesend.

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