The Department of Sports recommends that French clubs postpone all European Rugby Cup matches against the United Kingdom to avoid the risk of the virus spreading more contagiously.
According to a press release sent to AFP this Saturday, the Sports Ministry recommends postponing meetings between French and British clubs to avoid the risk of spreading more infectious variants of Kovid-19. Last week, meetings between the EPCR (European Professional Club Rugby), the organizers of the competitions and the various championships involved made it possible to strengthen the health protocols considered by the top 14 clubs.
The National Rugby League (LNR) should implement these recommendations while all travel or stay in the United Kingdom is already strongly discouraged.
Toulouse will not face Exeter
A request that questions the next two days of the group stage of the two European Rugby Cups, the European Cup and the European Challenge, is scheduled for 15 and 22 January.
Thus, the match between Toulouse and the Exeter chiefs could not take place in England, as well as the match between Montpellier and Watts for the third day on Saturday 16 January.
The Sports Ministry wrote to the National Rugby League (LNR) this weekend “In accordance with the wishes expressed by many French professional rugby clubs in recent times, invite him to postpone the next meetings, including French rugby clubs.” Specifies the press release.
6 Nations tournament threatened by health protocol
The holding of the Six Nations tournament, which begins on February 6, has also been compromised. A meeting on the initiative of the Sports Ministry will take place early next week.
All sports events
The Sports Ministry has requested a census of all sporting events including the United Kingdom and is scheduled in France in the coming weeks as well as travel forecasts for French sports representatives on British soil.
This Monday will be a meeting between the Ministry, sports associations and concerned organizers.
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