Due to coronavirus concerns, the RFU have cancelled the 2020/21 season for the Adult Competitive Leagues - which includes Somerset 1, the league Old Sulians plays in. This means that there will be no match fixtures for this league until late 2021 at the earliest.
The RFU said:
We believe that, even if a return to full contact rugby becomes possible, playing a meaningful competitive league season resulting in promotion and relegation is no longer feasible.
Given the Government’s additional restrictions to curb the increase in COVID-19 cases in locations across the country, and growing concerns around travelling significant distances outside immediate localities to fulfil fixtures due to increased risk of transmission, the decision has been made now so we can provide clubs with some certainty for the remainder of the season.
Read more of their statement here.
At Old Sulians we have been desperate to get back to regular rugby, so this is very disappointing news. We will be evaluating any possibility that lets us play regular fixtures in future.
Meanwhile, we will continue to train as per the RFU's recommendations.