Premiership game between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks called off due to Covid-19

Kingston Park was set to host the game on Sunday
Kingston Park was set to host the game on Sunday

The 11th round Gallagher Premiership clash between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks has been called-off due to Covid-19 cases.

The decision follows after the Sale squad reported a significant number of positive cases in the latest round of testing.

“Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons and we will give the clubs any support they need. We 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.”

Under the Premiership Rugby regulations for Covid-cancelled games, a Premiership Rugby panel will determine the allocation of points in due course of time.

Sale Sharks are positioned 11th in the Gallagher Premiership table with three wins from nine matches while Newcastle are at 8th position after winning four out of the nine games.

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