Plans are being considered to resume a curtailed PRO14 season in late August following the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report by the BBC, discussions are being held over a possible return to play on 22 August with a potential final date set for between 17 and 19 September.
Following a virtual board meeting last Wednesday, the competition stakeholders have drafted a proposal to have two rounds of conference fixtures with sides playing teams from their own nation on the final two weekends in August.
In Scotland, Italy and South Africa that could involve the two sides in the PRO14 facing each other on consecutive weekends.
That would represent a condensed end to the conference system with eight rounds of matches currently remaining. PRO14 organisers had previously said remaining games will be counted as scoreless draws if they cannot be played.
There could be two semi-finals on the first weekend in September with the top two sides in Conference A and Conference B facing each other.
Unbeaten defending champions Leinster are currently top of Conference A ahead of Ulster, with Edinburgh leading Conference B just above Munster. Scarlets and Glasgow are the two third-placed sides.
The Cheetahs are fourth in Conference A, just two points behind Glasgow. The Kings are languishing at the bottom of the Conference B standings.
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