Leinster's Champions Cup tie against Toulon cancelled after positive Covid case

They were due to play at the RDS this evening with kick off at 5:30pm.
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Kenneth Fox

Leinster's Champions Cup game with Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid-19 test in the French camp.

The teams were due to play at the RDS this evening with kick off at 5:30pm.

According to the rules on the European Professional Rugby Club (EPRC) website “If it is deemed that a match might be in doubt due to, for example, a club having one or more positive PCR test results arising from testing three days prior to kick-off, EPCR’s Match Day Medical Risk Assessment Committee will meet to determine whether the match can be played safely.

“If a match cannot be played safely, it will be cancelled and the club whose Covid-19 status has NOT forced the cancellation will progress to the next round.

The EPCR has not still made a decision yet about whether Leinster will progress to the quarter-final or not.


With this cancellation, it means Munster are now the only Irish province in European Cup action over Easter weekend, as they take on Toulouse at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

In the Challenge Cup meanwhile Connacht face Leicester Tigers on Saturday night, while Ulster take on Harlequins on Sunday.

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