France enters quarantine and the Champions and Challenge Cup matches could undergo modifications

Bath, Sharks out Y Scarlets will play in France against La Rochelle, Clermont Auvergne Y Bordeaux-Begles respectively on Saturday and Sunday.

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), organizer of both tournaments, said last week that the competitions would continue as planned for the remainder of the group stage after it was confirmed that clubs and referees would receive waivers from the restrictions on playing. trip to France.

Rules imposed on UK travelers, which include a requirement to self-isolate for at least 48 hours after entering France, now threaten to affect multiple matches in the final two rounds of the group stage.

Clubs traveling to France are concerned about the quarantine rule, which requires negative Covid-19 tests to come out of isolation as any positive PCR or antigen test would lead to a longer quarantine period in the country.

According to the Daily Mail of England, both Wales and the British country would not agree to travel to France, so the matches could be canceled or with modifications.