Bath's Premiership game against London Irish called-off

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper
Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper
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Bath's Gallagher Premiership fixture against London Irish becomes the latest game to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

The decision follows after a 'small number' of London Irish players returned positive result for Covid-19 while most of the squad members are in self-isolation.

Earlier, Bath's Champions Cup fixture against La Rochelle was cancelled after 12 players from the Premiership side were on self-isolation after coming in contact with a positively tested Scarlets player.

However, Bath confirmed that they would be able to field a safe matchday23 squad for the fixture at Recreation Ground on Saturday which means they are likely to be awarded four points with London Irish two as per the guidelines set by Premiership Rugby.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper expressed disappointment on the news and said that the club will support the other Premiership sides in this challenging situation.

“We stand by all Premiership Clubs today and while we are disappointed with this news, the health and safety of everyone in our sport must be our top priority.

"I know this news will be hard felt by our supporters who were due to attend but I know you’ll understand and join me in wishing all those affected this week a full and safe recovery.”

Bath are positioned sixth in the Gallagher Premiership table with a solitary win from three games while London Irish are at seventh.

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