Rugby league working on four potential restart dates as finals may switch

first_imgRUGBY league is working on four potential restart dates after the Covid-19 shutdown.One of those may see the Grand Final moved to Tottenham and the Challenge Cup final switch Wembley for Old Trafford.44 Ralph Rimmer of the RFL and Super League’s Robert Elstone are leading the game’s response to the Covid-19 crisisAnd it is understood the majority of the competition wants to cancel promotion and relegation.The 13-a-side code remains on shutdown with no action in sight, even though the original suspension ended today.But SunSport has learned of four restart options currently on the table – June 1, mid-June, July 1 and mid-July.And if one of those is adopted, then talks will start on switching the game’s big occasions.4 The new Tottenham Stadium could host Super League’s Grand Final with Old Trafford hosting the Challenge cup finalCredit: Alamy Live NewsCurrently, Super League’s Grand Final is schedule for October 10, but one suggestion is for the cup final will take its place.As a result, the Grand Final would then move to Spurs’ stadium on November 14, when England are meant to play Australia there.What the season will look like is the first call on the agenda when, or if, the game is allowed to restart.But SunSport has been told the desire of almost every Super League club is to do away with promotion and relegation.4 Gary Hetherington insists promotion and relegation must stay and the season could extend into next yearCredit: SWPIX.COMLeeds chief executive Gary Hetherington insists that must stay as it adds drama and excitement to the competition.However, it is believed the will of the majority is to close the door for 2020 – with no chance of a club coming up.A 13-team competition would mean Magic Weekend could not be held and sides are reluctant to allow the Sky money to be split two further ways, seemingly ruling out an expansion to 14.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutlast_img

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