Newcastle to be promoted as season ends due to Covid-19
By Raga House | Thu 02 Apr, 2020 15:50

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced Newcastle Falcons will be promoted from the Greene King IPA Championship to the Gallagher Premiership next season.

Newcastle were top of the Championship table, having won all 15 of their matches, when the RFU decided to end the season last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ealing Trailfinders were 18 points behind, having played one match fewer than the league leaders.

The final league positions will be calculated based on a "best playing-record formula". The RFU said the final league tables would be available on Friday. This will also apply to leagues throughout the men's and women's community game.

The RFU also announced the 2019/20 season for the Tyrrells Premier 15s will be declared null and void.

-Sky Sports

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