Ulster’s Scarlets Fixture Is Cancelled – Irish Rugby


PRO14 Rugby has confirmed that the deliberate Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup fixture between Ulster and the Scarlets can’t go forward attributable to constructive Covid-19 circumstances within the Ulster squad.

Ulster Rugby is helping 4 gamers who’ve examined constructive for Covid-19 and, in consequence, the fourth spherical conflict with the Scarlets, which was attributable to be performed on Saturday at Kingspan Stadium, won’t go forward.

The most recent spherical of PCR testing at Ulster Rugby, which was carried out yesterday, has returned 4 constructive outcomes. These people at the moment are self-isolating in-line with public well being protocols.

The Public Well being Company has been knowledgeable and Ulster Rugby is constant to observe its inside contact tracing course of.

Additional PCR testing of gamers and employees is because of happen tomorrow and all coaching at senior and Academy stage has been suspended till additional discover.

In making this determination each the league and Ulster adopted the steerage established by the PRO14 Rugby Medical Advisory and had the total help of the Public Well being Company.

With no accessible weekends remaining the sport won’t be rescheduled. Consequently, PRO14 Rugby will use the protocol determined previous to the 2020/21 season whereby a sport that might not be rescheduled would end result within the fixture being deemed a 0-0 draw, however 4 match factors could be awarded to the staff that had not been the reason for the postponement.

On this case, the Scarlets will obtain 4 match factors. This protocol ensures that no synthetic scoring factors had been added to the tries/factors for and towards columns.

The five hundred spectators who had been attributable to attend the match will obtain a full refund.

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