Tue 21 Dec 2021 | 07:34

Heavyweight Irish clash postponed

Heavyweight Irish clash postponed
Tue 21 Dec 2021 | 07:34
Heavyweight Irish clash postponed
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NEWS: Another United Rugby Championship Round Eight clash has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases.

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On Tuesday, URC organisers confirmed that the heavyweight Irish clash between Munster and Leinster will not go ahead as planned.

“The game was due to take place on Sunday, December 26 in Limerick, however, a number of positive Covid-19 cases within the Leinster squad have been reported by the province,” said a URC statement.

“The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the IRFU and Leinster, who are working with the Irish Health Service Executive [HSE] and deemed that the fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

“The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the game.

“At this point, there is no impact on Leinster’s R9 fixture with Ulster, scheduled for Saturday, January 1, 2022.”

The Welsh derby between Ospreys and Dragons has also been postponed. That match was also due to be played this coming Sunday.

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