Leinster’s Champions Cup tie with Toulon is OFF after a player from the French side tested positive for covid-19 after arriving in Dublin
- Leinster’s Champions Cup last-16 clash against Toulon has been postponed
- An unnamed player from the French side has returned a positive covid-19 test
- Toulon squad had already arrived in Dublin before the test result was came in
Leinster’s Champions Cup last-16 tie against Toulon has been postponed after a player from the French side tested positive for covid-19.
An unnamed French player returned a positive coronavirus test and the club informed tournament organisers EPCR, after already arriving in Dublin for the match.
A new date for the rearranged fixture is yet to be set, due to the already time-constrained nature of the season’s schedule.
Leinster’s Champions Cup last-16 tie against Toulon has been postponed due to covid-19
The winner from Leinster or Toulon is meant to face Exeter Chiefs or Lyon next Friday.
During the pool stages of the competition, a team pulled out of a fixture due to a positive test were deemed losers and forfeited the tie.
If that ruling was to be applied to this fixture, Leinster would advance to the next stage of the Champions Cup.
This latest cancellation marks the second time that Toulon’s European campaign has been affected due to coronavirus, after they refused to play Scarlets in December due to virus-related concerns.
A player from the Welsh side returned a positive test the day before their match, causing Toulon to pull out.
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