The match of Premiership in which Newcastle would receive Leicester next Saturday has been canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Tigers that count on their squad with the Argentines Tomás Lavanini, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla and Matías Moroni. Although only a small number of positives have been obtained after the round of tests earlier this week, the need for a large part of the Leicester team to isolate itself makes impossible that the game is carried out.
The statement from the English tournament organization said: “The Tigers returned a small number of positive tests in this week’s PCR testing round, but a large amount of the roster has been ruled out of the game due to contact tracing, which it means the party can’t go on. “
“Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with the Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons and we will provide the clubs with the support they need,” they added from Premiership Rugby.
It was also reported that the entity will convene a panel to determine the allocation of points and a new announcement will be made in due course.