Premier League football is set to return on June 17 while British golf fans will only have to wait five weeks longer before a series of events begin.
Sport's return from the coronavirus lockdown became more immediate after provisional plans for England's top-flight resumption behind closed doors were unveiled â€" with all 92 remaining matches to be televised.
Rearranged fixtures between Aston Villa and Sheffield United and Manchester City versus Arsenal are due to kick off proceedings on June 17 with a full weekend card set to follow days later.
The governing body says the ruck and maul measures could "reduce contact exposure for tight-five players by more than 30 per cent, reduced exposure at the ruck by up to 25 per cent and reduce maul exposure by 50 per cent".
However, the changes are not likely to be implemented in full in England.
The Rugby Football Union told BBC Sport:Â "The RFU has its own review under way looking at the options for return to training and return to play rugby for clubs in England.
"When Government advice on social distancing measures are lifted, specific RFU guidance will be announced and provided to clubs."