Premiership Rugby and the RFU are not "at war" over the question of ring-fencing the Premiership.
Who says? Gamekeeper turned poacher, Ian Ritchie - former RFU CEO and current Premiership Rugby Chairman - says, that's who. So it must be true.
This, despite the fact that the Mail on Sunday appear to have a copy of leaked minutes of a Premiership Rugby board meeting which suggests that the clubs are considering forming a breakaway league, outside RFU control, if the governing body doesn't give way on the issue of promotion and relegation.
Any such move, were it to happen, would of course have huge consequences for the England national set up.
You may have thought Brexit was a mess. You ain't seen nothing yet.