Stamford Rugby Club plan to start its fixture in January
Stamford Rugby Club has set their sights on making a return to action next month.
The newly-promoted Midlands 2 East (South) side has been forced to sit on the sidelines since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the Rugby Football Union gave clubs across the area the green light to return to contact training last week with a view to restarting matches in the new year.
Although the league campaigns will not be played this year, Stamford has arranged a number of matches for 2021 against their county colleagues to ensure a return to competitive action.
The matches could still be affected by any Covid restrictions being put in place, but Stamford plan to start their games on Saturday, January 9, with a home clash against Spalding.
Matches will follow against Kesteven, Deepings, Bourne, Sleaford and Boston before an eagerly-anticipated derby duel with Stamford College Old Boys.
January 9: Spalding Home
January 16: Kesteven Away
January 23: Deepings Away
January 30: Bourne Home
February 13: Sleaford Away
February 20: Boston Home
February 27: Stamford COB Home
March 6: Spalding Away
March 20: Kesteven Home
March 27: Deepings Home
April 10: Bourne Away
April 24: Sleaford Home
May 1: Boston Away
May 8: Stamford COB Away
Bourne will start their campaign with an away trip to near neighbours Deepings on Saturday, January 9.
The club has restarted its training for seniors on Wednesday night with their minis and junior section returning on Sunday, January 3.