Clubs advised to pause training

Date published: 06 January 2021

The Rugby League has advised all Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs, including Oldham, to pause pre-season training for the next two weeks because of the rapidly-spreading Covid virus.

The 2021 season is due to start on the last weekend in February, which is more than seven weeks away.

In the meantime, the RFL will have detailed discussions with clubs before the publication of fixtures, which will now be delayed, as will the draw for the first two rounds of the Challenge Cup.

Roughyeds are one of four Championship clubs that will figure in the first-round draw, together with the 10 League 1 clubs.

The RFL will make a further announcement later this month.

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