“No sport in France before September”; what sequel for the Catalan Dragons and the Super League?

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Sam Tomkins is one of the biggest names in Catalans Copyright: Getty

The rule has massive ramifications for the Catalan Dragons, but also for Toulouse, who led the Championship before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sporting event, even behind closed doors, could take place before September.

Ligue 1, which had planned to return on June 17, has now become the second major European football league, after Holland, to be canceled due to coronavirus.

Philipe said: “The 2019-2020 season of professional sports, including football, cannot resume.

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“It will be possible, in good weather, to practice an individual sporting activity outside, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing.

“It will not be possible, neither to play sports in covered places, nor team or contact sports. “

The Super League has not yet set a restart date as to when the action could resume here and what form the season may take, although many club leaders have stressed the need to complete as many games as possible. originals.

But this decision on the Catalans will clearly have an impact, possibly forcing all their matches until September to take place in England.

Former Wigan Sam and Joel Tomkins, Micky McIlorum, Tom Davies and Lewis Tierney are all with the Catalans.

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