FIXTURES have been produced for next season despite competitive rugby’s return being some way off.

The current coronavirus conditions mean the sport is only at Stage B of the Rugby Football Union (RFU)’s roadmap, where games resume at Stage F.

But provisional dates have been released to give clubs an idea of what to expect, with a range of scenarios depending on when matches can get under way.

The published fixtures start on September 5, which would appear unlikely but have been produced as a guide.

Every Oxfordshire side below National League duo Chinnor and Henley Hawks will have their division split in two based on geography.

It sees the 14-club South West 1 East chopped in half, with Oxford Harlequins, Banbury and Witney in the same seven-team group.

They will play everyone home and away, making 12 games.

Any fixtures postponed from the start of the season in September will be added to the end of the initial window.

If only the first phase is possible, a play-off between the leaders of the two groups will be staged to decide the league winner.

But should there be enough time to continue, the second phase will be one game, home or away, against each of the teams from the other half of their division.

A third window can be played if conditions allow, which would reverse the second batch of fixtures to complete a full campaign.

No decision has yet been made about RFU Cup competitions, or how the league programme would impact on promotion and relegation for the 2021/22 season.