Covid-19 crisis hits Racing 92 as Top 14 match against La Rochelle postponed

Racing 92 have reached the final of the Heineken Champions Cup
Racing 92 have reached the final of the Heineken Champions Cup
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Racing 92 has suffered a major setback as their Top 14 game against La Rochelle has been postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Paris.

The French capital has been placed on high alert following the surge in coronavirus cases according to a report in Midi Olympique and the players are currently on isolation.

“With the Ile de France region close to going on high alert, Racing 92 is in turn severely affected by the coronavirus epidemic. This weekend’s La Rochelle/Racing match will therefore be postponed," read the report.

“According to our information, the Racing 92 club, a finalist in the European Cup, has just been seriously affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Suddenly, the match against La Rochelle, scheduled for Saturday, is postponed.

“Racing have nine cases of Covid and would therefore be unable to travel, the health protocol of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby prohibiting any team with more than three cases from playing an official match.

“Very quickly, the LNR communicated the postponement of this match. The Champions Cup final will be played on October 17 in Bristol, against Exeter.

"The affected players will be put in isolation from today and will therefore be able to participate in this European meeting if Laurent Travers and his staff call on them.”

Racing 92 will face Exeter Chiefs in the final of the Heineken Champions Cup at Ashton Gate on 17th October following their 19-15 win over Saracens in the semi-final.

 

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