Given that there will be no league rugby this season, the Rugby Football Union have put into place a cup competition for National League clubs.
This will have no impact on clubs’ league status. Taking part will be completely voluntary. However, clubs who opt to participate will be expected to honour their fixtures.
The competition will include both National One and National Two clubs and it will be in two phases.
If the restart is conditional on there being modifications to the laws of the game, the competition will be played under these modifications. If these are relaxed once the competition starts, we will play under the relaxed conditions.
It will be necessary to make some changes to the game regulations and these will be announced later.
NCA Chairman John Inverdale commented: "We’ve been talking about this for a long time. I’m delighted we’re now able to blow the whistle and I hope as many clubs will enter as possible."
All clubs will be sent an email from the NCA which will contain all the information regarding participation and you have until 30th November to register your interest.
Any questions or enquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with us on Twitter @nca_rugby.