16/05/2022

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Champions Cup game between Ospreys and Racing 92 cancelled due to COVID

The Champions Cup clash between Ospreys and Racing 92 on Saturday has been cancelled due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Welsh side, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said on Friday.

Racing 92 were awarded the Pool A tie 28-0 and five match points, in accordance with competition rules.

“EPCR would like to emphasise that awarding the match to Racing 92 is a tournament management measure with the objective of ensuring that all fixtures in the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup are accounted for, and not a sanction,” the governing body said in a statement.

The latest cancellation comes after French side Montpellier’s game at home to Leinster was also called off due to positive COVID-19 cases in both camps.

A host of other such games remain in doubt after the French government on Thursday banned non-essential travel to and from the UK and tightened testing requirements for travellers.

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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