The pandemic does not take a breather and hits every corner of the planet and for France the issue played squarely in local rugby. The Parisian classic between Stade Français and Racing 92 was due to be played this weekend in the Park of the Princes but it was suspended due to the positive cases in the Bordeaux squad.
What does Bordeaux have to do with it? Last Sunday the team of Juan Imhoff and Emiliano Boffelli He played in the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup against them in the land of wine. To prevent the spread of contagion, the French Rugby League Nationale decided to suspend the match. From the entity that manages the tournament they proposed the May 1 as a new date.
The coach of Stade Français, Gonzalo Quesada, referred to the suspension of the derby and stated, as reproduced Le Figaro, that “I was quite surprised to the extent, since there is no positive case in Racing. Until then, when it was like that, we played … It’s the first time! But imagine that this is an extreme precautionary measure to let the seven days go by. The most important thing is the health of the players. I understand that with the current situation we are taking precautions ”.