Two Pro14 games postponed
NEWS: Both Pro14 fixtures set to take place in Italy this weekend have been postponed because of the restrictions enforced by national and local authorities dealing with the threat posed by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Contingency-planning around the rescheduling of the Round 13 games – Zebre v Ospreys (14:00 local) and Benetton v Ulster (16:00 local) – are currently underway.
The restrictions on public gatherings and sporting events put in place by the Italian authorities apply in the Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions and have already seen a Women’s Six Nations game and four Serie A football fixtures postponed over the weekend.
Fixtures in Italy’s national rugby championship, Top 12, and all domestic rugby activities have also been postponed ahead of this weekend.
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest report has listed 78 countries with confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.
To ensure the safety of our players and spectators Pro14 fully supports the preventative measures taken in Italy and will adhere to the directives from the WHO and local authorities
The current restrictions are in place until Sunday, March 1, 2020 and PRO14 Rugby will remain in contact with the FIR (Italian Union), Zebre Rugby Club, Benetton Rugby and World Rugby to monitor situation on a daily basis.
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