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Welsh Rugby Union chiefs are reportedly in advanced negotiations to stage up to four matches at Twickenham this autumn.
WalesOnline previously revealed Wales were considering playing this autumn's fixtures in England, with the Principality Stadium likely to still be on standby as a field hospital.
Now the Daily Telegraph report the WRU are close to reaching an agreement with their Rugby Football Union counterparts over a deal that would also see their outstanding 2020 Six Nations Championship game staged at the London Stadium.
World Rugby meet this week to thrash out the remainder of the 2020 Test calendar, that will be put to a vote by their Council next week.
News source - walesonline.co.uk
Scottish Rugby is developing a proposal aimed at making Edinburgh v Glasgow on 22 August a "pilot" event with a limited number of fans in attendance.
The rugby body is speaking to the Scottish Government about the proposal for the Pro14 match at Murrayfield.
News source - bbcsport.co.uk
Harlequins and Sale Sharks will have the honour of kicking off the resumption of Gallagher Premiership Rugby season on Friday August 14.
All attention will turn to the Twickenham Stoop, 159 days after the last Gallagher Premiership Rugby match was staged.
News source - skysports.com