The phased return is careful and incremental, and includes the following milestones*
Week commencing 10 August: Larger group non-contact ‘opposed’ activity including Touch and Tag RL
Week commencing 31 August: The RFL will conduct a review of current activity ahead of the proposed return to contact Rugby League training during September
October – Local friendly matches – contact Rugby League with some rule amendments including the removal of scrums
28 November: Community Rugby League 2020 season ends
1 January 2021: League planning for 2021 season including possible return of local and National Cups
1 March 2021: The return of Community Game Leagues
All the detailed guidance for clubs will be shared directly with contacts on Monday 10 August and will be published on rugby-league.com.
*All milestones remain subject to amendment should the national public health situation change.
Bolton Mets will continue to train on Tuesday evenings, whilst keeping an eye of the developments proposed by the RFL.