Clang goes gate on our great game thanks to RFU Council vote | Nick Cain

THE great promotion/ relegation stitch-up is underway. On Friday a sea-change was set in motion by the RFU Council, which – if it is allowed to stand – will alter the face of English Rugby Union for the foreseeable future, and possibly for generations to come.

The dismantling of the promotion/ relegation system began with the Council voting to end relegation from the Premiership this season, but allow one side to be promoted from the Championship. The decision was taken despite all the participating clubs agreeing to promotion/ relegation before the start of the 2020-21 season.
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