Premiership Rugby has restricted the audience for the Gallagher Premiership final to be played at Twickenham Stadium on 26th June following the latest government directive.
Initially there was a plan to bring in 20,000 spectators for the highly anticipated clash but the government refused to grant the event "test pilot" status. All the tickets sold has been declared void with the Premiership Rugby planning to refund the ticket holders in the next few days with the preference now given to the fans of the teams that reach the final.
Premiership Rugby Limited's chief commercial officer Mark Brittain expressed disappointment over the news which he described as "huge blow".
"We could have welcomed 20,000 socially-distanced supporters safely to Twickenham for an unforgettable day out to watch the crowning of the champions England," he said.
"We have seen that snatched away from us. For the fans, all the people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes and most importantly, the clubs and players, this is a huge blow.
"We have continued to push, but along with many other sporting and non-sporting events we have been let down.
"Regardless of this setback we are committed to providing a fantastic final to those lucky enough to attend."
The first semi-final will see Bristol Bears hosting Harlequins at Ashton Gate followed by clash between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park with both the games scheduled on Saturday.
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.
12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.
The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?
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