Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Wednesday Dec 16, 2020

Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of players and staff have covid

Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of players and staff have covid

Exeter’s second round European Champions Cup match against Toulouse has been cancelled as a result of a number of COVID-19 cases among the English side’s players and staff.

ADVERTISEMENT

Having played against Exeter in the opening round, Glasgow Warriors’ match with Lyon has also been called off by the tournament organisers, the EPCR.

A statement from the EPCR said: “EPCR has been informed that a number of Exeter Chiefs players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19, and that in accordance with public health guidelines, the club will not be able to send a match day squad to fulfil its Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 fixture against Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday (20 December). The Pool B match is therefore cancelled.

“As per its COVID-19 protocol, EPCR will convene Match Result Resolution Committees to determine the results of the cancelled matches and the decisions of the committees will be communicated as soon as practicable.”

Glasgow announced that many of its senior players were self-isolating “in accordance with public health guidelines”, meaning that the club is unable to field enough players to fulfil a full squad against Lyon, which was due to be held at Scotstoun.

EPCR confirmed that both matches had been cancelled, and not postponed. The governing body also added that it would be meeting internally to determine the results of these cancelled games in due course.

During the Autumn Nations Cup, Fiji were forced to forfeit three of their four games, with Scotland, France and Italy each receiving a 28-0 victory as a result.

ADVERTISEMENT

Should the same process be followed by the EPCR, it places Exeter’s chances of retaining the Champions Cup in jeopardy.

Related Articles

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate...

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    'Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting...

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The 5 big talking points from the 2023 Rugby...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 10 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 11 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: The Victor Vito offload fans have been raving about in Champions Cup quarter-final

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    MUST WATCH: Awesome compilation of the best tries ever scored at the Millennium Stadium

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Awesome compilation showcases the GREATEST tries ever scored at Twickenham

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Powerhouse Tongan Thor leaves opposition on his arse with HUGE handoff

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Tackle deemed to be at the top end of the scale as winger receives heavy ban

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Scottish prop cops ban after clumsy head contact against England

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Nigel Owens reacts to THAT clear out on Faf de Klerk

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 10 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    'Bakkies Botha is the greatest player in the world that I have coached' - Bernard Laporte

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Sensational John Afoa skills compilation shows that props aren't just beef

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Mike Brown opens up on brutal nature of his departure from Harlequins

View All

Funnies

  • 8 HOURS AGO

    Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance kick in MLR match featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests players on their rulebook knowledge

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Flanker has HOWLER in Super Rugby Aotearoa after butchering awesome solo try

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Ridiculous 10-minute montage shows why Joe Marler is probably the funniest man in rugby

View All

Amateur

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of players and staff have covid | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos