Leicester Tigers handed win over cancelled fixture against Bordeaux-Begles

Leicester Tigers finished Pool B of the Heineken Champions Cup at top with four wins
Leicester Tigers finished Pool B of the Heineken Champions Cup at top with four wins

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that Leicester have been awarded a 28-0 win following their cancelled Heineken Champions Cup fixture against Bordeaux-Begles.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday but was called-off after the Bordeaux squad returned "a number" of positives after testing on Friday.

With the French side unable to field a matchday squad for the weekend clash, the organisers have awarded a win to Leicester as the Premiership club now have finished the Pool B of the competition at the top with four wins from as many games.

"The Pool B fixture at Mattioli Woods Welford Road is therefore regrettably cancelled with Leicester Tigers awarded the match on a 28-0, five match points basis, in accordance with the Tournament Rules," read an EPCR statement.

"EPCR would like to acknowledge the efforts of both clubs to fulfil the fixture, and would also like to reiterate that awarding the match to Leicester Tigers is a tournament management measure with the objective of ensuring that all fixtures in the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup are accounted for, and not a sanction."

The Tigers will now wait for the weekend matches to complete to find their opponents in the round of 16.

"First and foremost we wish everyone at Bordeaux well," said Steve Borthwick, the Leicester head coach.

"This is another challenge for us as a group to adapt to, as we have had to at different times throughout this season, and our focus now switches to next weekend's away trip to Sale Sharks."


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