The region's rugby union sides are set to be awarded their final league positions, after the RFU announced it will calculate the final standings based on a 'best playing record formula'.

The RFU has announced the final league standings will be published on their website at 6pm today.

The sport's governing body has not confirmed which formula will be used to calculate the final standings, so Hawcoat Park, Furness, and Millom face a nervous wait to see who will have local bragging rights.

None of south Cumbria's sides are in with a chance of promotion or threatened with relegation.

A statement from the RFU reads: "Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, The Rugby Football Union has announced the final league positions.

"Proposals from the RFU governance committee to conclude the season for those leagues at both professional and community level were yesterday ratified by the RFU Council."

RFU President, Peter Wheeler, said: “This has been a difficult decision to make in the most unprecedented of circumstances. There is no single solution that will suit every club, but the approach taken is one that we believe best reflects the nature of league rugby in England.

“With 80% of the season complete for the community game, we believe our approach is fair and the right one for our leagues. We have clubs that are clear league leaders and those who have said they would benefit from relegation to play more meaningful rugby.”