This weekend will take place the second day of the Champions Cup. With three meetings previously canceled, finally the This Friday’s duel between Scarlets and Toulon will not take place as planned.
The French team assured that withdrew his team from the match due to at least one Scarlets player testing positive earlier this weeka, reason why the match between Bath and La Rochelle was canceled.
It’s a statement, Toulon posted: “Despite this extremely sensitive context, the EPCR, with the approval of the Welsh Rugby Federation, wished to maintain the Scarlets-Toulon party. President Bernard Lemaitre interacted extensively with EPCR Director General Vincent Gaillard. He said that the sanitary conditions were not met to maintain the organization of this meeting, the health of the players, staff and their families being paramount “
And then added the decision: “However, the EPCR upheld its decision. Faced with this situation, the Rugby Club Toulon, although aware of the serious consequences, he decided not to play this match as planned this afternoon“.