United Rugby Championship: Dragons’ match with Scarlets postponed due to Covid-19 | Rugby Union News

The Round 10 match between Dragons and Scarlets is the last match postponed due to Covid-19; positive cases within the Dragons squad prevent the match from taking place on Saturday

Last updated: 05/01/22 19:20


United Rugby Championship matches continue to be affected by the Covid-19 epidemic

The United Rugby Championship clash between Scarlets and Dragons is the last game to be postponed due to Covid-19.

Matches of the United Rugby Championship and Gallagher Premiership continue to be affected by positive cases of Covid-19 within the teams.

The December rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup were also significantly affected by the Covid-19 outbreaks and cross-border problems.

Of the seven United Rugby Championship matches scheduled for Saturday, four, including this Welsh derby at Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets, have now been postponed.

“The region has reported a number of positive Covid-19 cases within the Dragons game team,” the URC said in a statement Wednesday.

“The Medical Advisory Group of the URC maintained contact with the region and after considering all the facts it felt that the meeting could not go on as planned.

“The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the match.”

The cancellation means that the Dragons have now postponed three successive URC games; the Welsh region last played an official match on 17 December.

The news comes as attention also shifts to the Guinness Six Nations, which is expected to kick off in Dublin and Edinburgh on February 5th.

Exeter Chiefs rugby director Rob Baxter says moving the tournament to one place for 2022 may be the best option this year.

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