I have no idea how they plan to resolve this season. It seems fair to promote Newcastle, despite the fact that I really don’t like Dean Richards, as they haven’t lost a game so far. Canterbury and Hull are already relegated and Caldy promoted from Nat 2 North. It gets much trickier when you look at the top of our Division. Arguably it could be Richmond but I am sure Park would argue against that move. Nat 2 South looks also far from obvious with at least 4 teams in with a shout. The Rugby Paper has mentioned a pools panel - I would guess that just might end in the courts. I don’t envy the RFU.
My view, and totally unauthorised, is that the RFU probably will not promote or relegate this season, that will upset plenty, and understandable, but the RFU don’t seem to give two hoots about anything apart from themselves and the prem.