'Absolute joke' - Leicester Tigers fans rage at Premiership Rugby's two-week rest decision

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Premiership Rugby's decision to take a two-week break from action rather than bring forward games has been labelled 'ridiculous' and a 'joke'.

Two free weekends have emerged in clubs' fixture calendars after European Rugby suspended its competitions due to Top 14 side's withdrawing from the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions upon the French government's advice over Covid-19 concerns.

Bosses at Wasps, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs all expressed a desire to pull forward rounds seven and eight of the Gallagher Premiership to fill the gaps. However, the league opted to have a two-week rest period on player welfare grounds.

It means that Leicester Tigers, who were due to

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