The French sports ministry is recommending that French clubs postpone games against British clubs amid the Covid-19 crisis.

“The Sports Ministry is writing this weekend to the National Rugby League (LNR) to invite it to postpone the next matches including French clubs (against British clubs), in accordance with the wishes expressed by several professional French rugby clubs over the last few days,” the ministry wrote.

A source within the LNR told Reuters that it would follow recommendations from the ministry.

Leinster’s trip to Franklin’s Gardens next Friday is already in doubt due to a Covid outbreak in the Northampton Saints squad that has forced a shutdown of their training facility at least until next Tuesday.

A domino effect caused by these cancellations could very well impact next month’s Six Nations and the entire rugby schedule in 2021.

More to follow…



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