Premiership Rugby Cup final postponed

The new date will be named in due course of time
The new date will be named in due course of time
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The Premiership Cup Final between Sale Sharks and Harlequins has been postponed after one of the staff member developed symptoms of coronavirus.

The match was originally scheduled to take place at AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday amid growing concerns over coronavirus but now will be played at a different date.

“Unfortunately, Sunday’s Premiership Rugby Cup Final has been postponed following an individual on staff developing symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (Covid-19). The individual is now safely in isolation," read a statement from Premiership Rugby.

“We’re incredibly sorry to all the people who will be disappointed, however the welfare of fans, players and staff remains our first concern, and so we must postpone the game for now.

“We will continue to consult with DCMS, Public Health England, and our clubs; and will announce rescheduling as soon we can.”

Meanwhile the outbreak of coronavirus has seen the remainder of the Pro14 season suspended while four games including the final round of the Six Nations tournament also postponed.

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