Bath awarded four points after cancelled Premiership game against Gloucester

Bath have moved to the eighth place in the table
Bath have moved to the eighth place in the table
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Bath Rugby have been handed four points following their cancelled fixture against Gloucester Rugby.

The 21st round encounter scheduled to be played on Saturday at Kingsholm Stadium was called off following a Covid-19 outbreak in the Gloucester camp.

With the squad members placed in isolation, the Cherry and Whites were unable to field a matchday squad and as a result Bath were handed a win and four points in accordance to the Premiership Rugby guidelines for Covid affected games while Gloucester were given two points.

"The health and safety of players, staff, management and officials is our only priority, so following consultation with local Public Health England officials and the Professional Rugby Testing Oversight Group the correct decision was taken to call the game off," said a Premiership Rugby spokesperson.

"Bath Rugby have been awarded the win and four league points. Gloucester Rugby shall be deemed to have lost the match but awarded two league points. The match score shall be recorded as 0-0.

"We wish those affected at Gloucester Rugby a safe and speedy recovery."

The result meant Bath have moved to the eighth place with 47 points while Gloucester are at 11th position with 43 points. Stuart Hooper's men will lock horns with Northampton Saints in the final round while Gloucester will face Worcester Warriors with both the games scheduled on 12th June.

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