With travel restrictions in place around the world, Australia could be a hub for the Rugby Championship.
Rugby Australia has felt the brunt of the coronavirus crisis, but World Rugby has come to the rescue with a major cash injection.
European Professional Club Rugby will make “every effort” to finish this season while also planning for the future.
Professional sport in the UK moved a step closer to returning on Wednesday as the government approved phase one of a return to training.
An easing of lockdown measures means rugby players could return to training, but the RFU says further work is needed before that can happen.
Super Rugby Aotearoa, to be played by New Zealand’s five teams, will begin on June 13.
Billy Vunipola was among five Saracens players pictured breaking social-distancing rules this week.