First casualties of adverse weather conditions

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:23
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NEWS: Pro14 Rugby has confirmed that at least three matches have been postponed.

These postoned matches are the first rugby casualties of the ‘Beast from the East’ - the weather system that has seen heavy snowfall across the UK, Ireland and much of Europe.

The games already affect are Friday’s Round 17 fixtures between Ulster and Glasgow Warriors; Edinburgh and MunsterCardiff Blues and well as Zebre and Ospreys.

Because of the travel implications, an early decision was made after consultation with both clubs due to the severe weather warnings in place across Ireland and the UK. The health and safety of supporters, players and staff are always paramount when considering the postponement of a fixture.

The fixture between Ulster and Glasgow Warriors has been postponed until the weekend of April 20.

The fixture between Edinburgh and Munster has been postponed until the weekend of March 16/17/18, while a date for the fixture between Cardiff Blues and Benetton will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Benetton's flight was cancelled with limited options to use other routes while conditions around Cardiff Arms Park are expected to be hazardous from a health and safety point of view.

Glasgow Airport has experienced significant disruptions today (including closure) and due to extreme weather and with further inclement conditions forecast for Friday night in Belfast, those travelling to the stadium would likely be exposed to hazardous conditions which raises welfare concerns.

It is in the best interests of the players, staff and supporters of both clubs to postpone the fixture until the weekend of April 20/21/22. Details about kick-off time and the exact date will be released as soon as possible.

We would ask supporters for their understanding on this postponement and hope that any inconvenience caused is minor compared to the impact of making this decision closer to kick-off.

Ulster has asked supporters to retain their tickets as they will be valid for the rearranged game. Refunds are available from the point of purchase on return of your original tickets. Further information will be sent to ticket holders from Ulster and Ticketmaster directly.

Source: @PRO14Official

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 March 2018
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 16 13 1 2 65
Munster 17 10 0 7 54
Cheetahs 17 9 0 8 47
Cardiff Blues 17 9 0 8 42
Connacht 17 6 0 11 33
Ospreys 16 6 0 10 30
Zebre 16 4 0 12 22
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 17 13 1 3 64
Scarlets 17 12 1 4 61
Edinburgh 17 12 0 5 55
Ulster 16 9 1 6 46
Treviso 17 8 0 9 40
Dragons 17 2 2 13 17
Kings 17 1 0 16 9