Munster and Connacht matches in Italy postponed
courtesy of RTE
Munster’s and Connacht’s upcoming Guinness Pro14 fixtures against Benetton and Zebre have been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the northern part of the country.
The Italian government has now extended restrictions on sporting events until April 3 and the latest travel alerts from the Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advise against non-essential travel to certain regions of Italy, including Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.
The Pro14 has say they have “taken this action in order to protect the well-being of our participating clubs’ players, other staff and supporters, and provide some degree of certainty in an evolving situation” and adde that the the decision is fully supported by the board of Celtic Rugby DAC.
As none of the clubs are involved in EPCR competitions, PRO14 Rugby are aiming to reschedule the games on dates during the European weekends in April and May.
Discussions are still on-going regarding the rescheduling of the postponed fixtures of Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys, and Benetton Rugby v Ulster Rugby.