Still aiming for July

As of Thursday morning there was still no word on a start date from either Southern Inland Junior Rugby Union or Central West Rugby Union for the Grenfell Rugby Union Panthers and Junior Panthers.

Late last month Central West Rugby Union posted a joint letter from the Australian Rugby Union as well as NSW Rugby Union, but since then, even with restrictions across the state and country easing there has been no word on when either the SIRU or Central West Rugby Union season will kick off.

According to a Central West Rugby Union spokesperson the organisation is continuing to liaise directly with its clubs to ensure a positive outcome for all clubs as well as the game.

"Currently, due to Government expert health advice, the Community Rugby season remains on hold," a NSW Rugby spokesperson said.

"NSW Rugby in conjunction with Rugby AU and all member unions have been working collaboratively on getting back to play as soon as possible."

According to NSW Rugby the safety and well-being of their rugby players, parents, volunteers, and communities is paramount.

The anticipated return for local rugby at this stage is July, however that will depend on what restrictions and health advice is available closer to the time.

"We are targeting the month of July for NSW Community Rugby to return to the field."

NSW Rugby is aiming for a July start to the Panthers and Junior Panthers season. Photo: S Allen/File.

NSW Rugby is aiming for a July start to the Panthers and Junior Panthers season. Photo: S Allen/File.