The EFDR Board today accepted the RFU proposals, as approved by the RFU Management Board on the 12th January this year, subject to both EFDR and the RFU completing a long form agreement within 28 days.

Under the RFU proposals this season and next will see one up/one down automatic promotion to and relegation from the top division. From the 2002/2003 season promotion/relegation will be decided via a play-off.

For further information please contact:

Howard Thomas
EFDR Chief Executive
Mobile: 07769 695696.