Ford and Genge settle Leicester disputes as Premiership gears for contact drills

  • England internationals have signed new contracts with Tigers
  • Premiership play-off final set for 24 October but venue unknown

Premiership clubs will resume full training on Monday before the season’s restart next month and the play-off final will be held on 24 October, a date when some postponed Six Nations fixtures not involving England are likely to be played.

The resumption of contact training was the reason the clubs wanted to agree new contracts on reduced terms with players by Friday, the day before they will be taken off the government’s furlough scheme. Leicester and Gloucester have been in dispute with some of their squad members, although the England internationals George Ford and Ellis Genge ended their stand-off with the Tigers late on Tuesday afternoon.

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