At their last committee meeting Munster Junior committee agreed to a 16 team division next season which means Old Christians and Muskerry go up to Division 1. They also decided their would be no relegation. We don’t know the make up of this league yet it will depend on the start up date which depends on the country being reopened in accordance with the phase guidelines.
We are still on track to return the 10th of August the world rugby medical committee has put forward a series of guidelines and we are waiting to hear the IRFU’s decision on which of the new guidelines they want to implement. They include banning reset scrums, head to head tackling (choke tackling etc) spitting and new hygiene guidance re hand and face washing before a match and at half time including changing gear, along with regularly washing or sanitizing of the ball.
Delighted for the J1’s that they are now a Division 1 team bring on 20/21 season should be a cracker.