OXFORDSHIRE'S rugby clubs will discover tomorrow night where they finished the 2019/20 season.

The campaigns were halted last month as a result of Covid-19, with governing body the RFU then ruling all competitions below the Premiership would not resume.

They have since heard proposals from the organisation's governance committee about how to conclude the season.

It has been agreed final standings will be calculated on a "best playing record formula", which has now been ratified by the RFU Council.

They will be published by the RFU at 6pm on Friday.

The approach maintains promotion and relegation, so clubs like Witney and Grove, who were well placed in the Southern Counties North and South tables respectively, should still go up.

Peter Wheeler, president of the RFU, said: “We believe that the decisions made provide fair and balanced outcomes for the game and maintain the integrity of the competitions.  

"We have listened to recommendations from the heart of the game and the approach has been ratified by the RFU Council.

“This has been a difficult decision to make in the most unprecedented of circumstances.

"There is no single solution that will suit every club, but the approach taken is one that we believe best reflects the nature of league rugby in England.

“With 80% of the season complete for the community game, we believe our approach is fair and the right one for our leagues.

"We have clubs that are clear league leaders and worthy of promotion, but also other clubs who have said they would benefit from relegation, to play more meaningful rugby.”