No one was under any illusions anymore.
This time, it's done.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced this Friday the end of amateur rugby competitions "in their official format" for the 2020-2021 season due to the health context, without any climbs or relegations, except for those benefiting from a derogation.
This is a second straight white season.
The federal office of the FFR in particular decided to "freeze the climbs and descents for all levels, except those which have obtained an exemption from the ministry in charge of sports".
Deficit, losses of licensees, psychological distress ... the cry of despair of amateur sport
At the end of October, amateur competitions had been suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In December, the clubs were allowed to resume training but without contact.
At the beginning of January, the Men's National (3rd division), which benefits from a derogation, was able to resume.
Prepare serenely for the 2021-2022 season
“The Federation's strong will is to promote the resumption of the practice as soon as possible, by the beginning of the summer,” underlines the FFR press release.
This resumption of practice remains possible through friendly meetings and any form of set.
The DTN (
Editor's note: national technical direction
) will offer, through its network of technical advisers from clubs, fun and attractive formats ... Until further notice, training should be maintained and promoted in stage 3 (
Editor's note: possibility of making passes
) in order to to allow the continuity of the practice of all our licensees under the health conditions imposed by the authorities.
The Federation specifies that it wants to secure the closure of the 2020-2021 season to calmly prepare for the 2021-2022 season.