Premiership game between London Irish and Bath called-off due to Covid

The game was scheduled to be played at London Irish's Community Stadium on Monday
The game was scheduled to be played at London Irish's Community Stadium on Monday
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The 12th round Gallagher Premiership game between Bath Rugby and London Irish has been called-off due to Covid-19 cases.

The decision follows after the Bath squad members returned further positive cases in the latest round of testing and were unable to field a matchday squad for the fixture scheduled to be played at Community Stadium on Monday.

"Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with Bath Rugby and London Irish so the decision has been made to cancel the match. We will give the clubs any support they need, and wish everyone affected a full and speedy recovery," said a Premiership Rugby Spokesperson.

"Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we'd ask everyone to respect their privacy."

A Premiership Rugby panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points and a further announcement will be made in due course.

The news will be a big blow for Bath, who are in search for their first win of the season after losing all their 10 matches in the campaign while London Irish are at seventh position.

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