Euro final 'open' for fans
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: European officials plan to welcome a 1 000 supported to the Challenge Cup final on Friday.
The European Professional Club Rugby released a statement revealing they will have ‘a limited number of fans’ that will be able to attend the Challenge Cup final between Bristol Bears and RC Toulon.
The news comes after authorities in the Bouches-du-Rhône department granted EPCR permission to sell 1 000 tickets for the showpiece match in Aix-en-Provence.
The statement also added that the “tournaments are staged in line with public health guidelines in order to prioritise the safety of stakeholders, and the advice for supporters hoping to attend Friday evening’s final between Bristol Bears and RC Toulon at Stade Maurice-David is that they should not travel long distances,”
Meanwhile, the Saturday’s 25th-anniversary Champions Cup final between Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium will be played behind closed doors.