Falcons v Saints called off
NEWS: Premiership Rugby confirmed that Newcastle Falcons’ Premiership Rugby match against Northampton Saints, scheduled for Saturday, February 13 has been called off.
Newcastle Falcons returned positive tests in the latest round of PCR testing. In consultation with Public Health England and the Professional Rugby Testing Oversight Group, the match has been called off and the Newcastle Falcons training ground closed, with the next round of testing on Monday 15 February.
A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: “The health and safety of players, management, staff and match officials is our priority so the decision has made to call the match off.
“We wish those who have tested positive at the Falcons a safe and speedy recovery.
“Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we’d ask everyone to respect their privacy.”
Under the Premiership Rugby regulations, the match between Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons will be cancelled. A Premiership Rugby panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points and a further announcement will be made in due course.