The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) won the games Scarlets and Agen which generated controversy in the Old Continent, since Toulon refused to play against the Welsh due to the positive COVID-19 chaos. Both teams take the five points, with bonus included, and the result 28-0 as every time a game is suspended due to the pandemic.
Following the decision to cancel the match, the EPCR convened a meeting of the Match Results Resolution Committee to determine the results of the match. Champions Cup between Scarlets and RC Toulon, which had confirmed Facundo Isa and Ramiro Moyano as headlines, as well as that of the Challenge Cup between Benetton Rugby and Agen, which was also canceled.
Composed of Vincent Gaillard, EPCR Director General, Andrea Rinaldo, EPCR Steering Committee Member, Tom Walsh, EPCR COVID-19 Manager, Anthony Lepage, EPCR Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and Liam McTiernan, EPCR Officer EPCR Governance and Regulation, the Commission investigated the facts about the two parties.
Regarding the match in Group A of the Champions Cup between Scarlets and Toulon, the Welsh were considered winners and received five points with a score of 28-0. Regarding the Benetton Rugby – Agen match, as Benetton Rugby had positive COVID-19 cases, it was decided that the match could not be played safely. Agen was considered the winner and was awarded five points as well.
The controversy arose when the Welsh had positive COVID19 cases in the squad and Toulon decided not to appear for the game although the EPCR considered it safe to play it. Later, the same organism proposed to play it on Sunday but the proposal was not accepted by the French.