The IRFU could be facing a loss in excess of €10 million euro if Ireland’s matches do not take place in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
They’re to discuss the government’s roadmap implications further with Sport Ireland and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Under the guidelines, rugby would be among the last sports to resume in the country.
The financial cost of the crisis is stark, with the English Rugby Football Union facing a catastrophic loss of over £100 million in the worst case scenario.
World Rugby have revealed that there would be 167 minimum stakeholders required to deliver a rugby match.
The sport’s world governing body has compiled a list of all the people who would be involved in a behind closed doors game including, playing squads, officials, medical staff and broadcasting crew.
The study was performed after World Rugby warned that games with supporters were unlikely to happen until there is a Covid-19 vaccine.