ACT Rugby Union is working on different models and competition structures to give players every chance possible to be involved in a season this year.
Rugby Australia extended its community rugby suspension on Friday, with competitions across Australia to be delayed until at least June 1.
That would give Canberra premier clubs just two and a half months of action if officials kept the same timeline as last season, when the grand final was played on August 17.
First grade competitions have been moved forward in recent years to accommodate the running of the National Rugby Championship, which was introduced to fill the gap between Super Rugby and club rugby.
But there is no guarantee the NRC will be played this year as Rugby Australia looks at all options to have players on the field for as long as possible.
ACT rugby is doing the same, developing different timelines and potential start dates in the hope some rugby will be played this season.
One of the major problems, however, will be the availability of grounds if the season is extended beyond its usual finishing date.
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The ACT government shuts down sporting venues at the end of each winter season to prepare them for summer sports, although that may be negated given no winter competitions are set to start.
But some rugby venues, including ANU North, Nicholls, Gungahlin Enclosed, Phillip and Jamison, are used for cricket during the warmer months.
The potential log jam of users will be a major factor in when competitions can be played and when they have to finish.
Rugby Australia community rugby general manager: "During this postponement we will continue working with stakeholders across community rugby to plan for a range of recommencement dates to ensure that as soon as government restrictions are lifted, the community is ready to mobilise and deliver great rugby experiences in 2020.
"In the interest of the safety and welfare of all participants, preparation and training time will be factored in ahead of rugby competitions recommencing.
"Community rugby and its people are the lifeblood of our great game and our decisions will always be made with the interests of participants, families and the broader community as the priority."