ALL leagues and cups in English rugby, aside from the Premiership, has been officially brought to an end by the RFU.

That includes National Two South, where Bournemouth currently sit bottom.

Lions had five games still to play and are five points adrift at the foot of the table.

Implications including final league placings, relegation and promotion are all still to be determined, but no more fixtures will be played, other than the top-flight where discussions are ongoing.

In a letter to rugby clubs in England today, Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO, has confirmed the decision to end the season, in a bid to "assist with long-term planning and provide clarity to the game at a time of continuous change".

He wrote: "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game.

"We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game.

"Rest assured we are working on this as a priority and we will continue to send weekly updates to clubs.

"The implications for all areas of rugby will be thoroughly worked through and solutions discussed and developed with the clubs."