Resumption of 2020 Championship season still in the balance

Date published: 26 June 2020

Whether rugby league clubs beneath Super League should resume this ill-fated 2020 season or consign it to the history books is still in the balance.

The Betfred Championship and Betfred League 1 seasons were suspended on March 16 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and clubs remain split on whether they should start up again in the next few weeks or wait until 2021 and the start of a new season.

They will present contrasting views to the RFL via a survey which will go before the next RFL board meeting on July 6.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that the first national rugby league museum will be created at the George Hotel in Huddersfield where 21 clubs, including Oldham, met on August 29, 1895 to agree a breakaway from the Rugby Union.

It was a historic decision which led to the split and then to the formation of rugby league as we know it today.

The George Hotel has been closed since 2013 and has been bought by Kirklees Council as part of an ambitious plan to make the museum the focal point of a multi-million pound development of Huddersfield town centre.

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