United Rugby Championship game between Cardiff and Scarlets postponed

Cardiff Arms Park was set to host the encounter
Cardiff Arms Park was set to host the encounter
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The United Rugby Championship clash between Cardiff Rugby and Scarlets becomes the latest fixture to be postponed due to Covid-19.

The game was scheduled to be played at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday but the Cardiff squad reported a number of positive cases in the latest round of Covid-19 testing.

The news will be a big blow for the Cardiff squad, who endured tough times after testing positive for the virus when they travelled to South Africa and were forced to isolate. They also suffered heavy defeats against Toulouse and Harlequins in the opening two rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

"Cardiff Rugby can confirm the United Rugby Championship Boxing Day derby against Scarlets has been postponed," read a statement from the club.

"The derby was due to take place at Cardiff Arms Park on December 26, however a number of positive Covid-19 cases have been found within the squad.

"Cardiff have liaised with the URC Medical Advisory Group and Public Health Wales and it has been deemed that the fixture cannot take place as scheduled.

"The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the game."