Australia might kick-start their local Super Rugby competition in July after the ongoing season was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus.
The Australian board has been in deep crisis with Raelene Castle stepping down as chief executive last month while director Peter Wiggs also resigned from his post following which Rugby Australia named Rob Clarke as interim CEO.
According to a RA spokesperson, it is understood the clubs are set to resume training in the coming weeks with a possibility of tournament beginning in July with Perth-based Western Force also returning after being sacked from the Super Rugby competition in 2017.
"We do not have a confirmed date for the resumption of Super Rugby in Australia, however early July presents a best case scenario," said the spokesperson.
Earlier, New Zealand also announced a local tournament that will have 10 rounds and will be played under closed stadium with local Super Rugby teams set to feature in it.