Two Champions Cup Matches Cancelled This Weekend Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Cancelled.

EPCR has been informed that a number of Exeter Chiefs players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 and that in accordance with public health guidelines, the club will not be able to send a matchday squad to fulfil its Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 fixture against Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday (20 December).

The Pool B match is therefore cancelled.

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As Exeter Chiefs played against Glasgow Warriors in Round 1 of the tournament, Glasgow Warriors have advised EPCR that many of its senior players are now self-isolating in accordance with public health guidelines, and consequently, the club is not in a position to field a matchday squad of the appropriate standard for its Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 fixture against Lyon at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday (19 December).

The Pool B match between Glasgow Warriors and Lyon is therefore also cancelled.

As per its COVID-19 protocol, EPCR will convene Match Result Resolution Committees to determine the results of the cancelled matches and the decisions of the committees will be communicated as soon as practicable.