L’EPCR ha deciso di riprogrammare per sabato 7 gennaio il match di Champions Cup tra Racing 92 e Munster Rugby, inizialmente in calendario in ottobre ma non giocatasi a causa della scomparsa di Anthony Foley.
Lo stesso giorno era in programma il match di Guinness PRO12 tra Edinburgh Rugby e Munster, la prima gara dei Gunners nella nuova casa del Myreside che viene, così, rinviata a data da destinarsi.
Come dice il comunicato emesso dal board del Guinness PRO12, “The Guinness PRO12 Round 13 fixture between Edinburgh Rugby and Munster Rugby, scheduled for January 7, 2017, has been postponed due to the rearrangement of a European Champions Cup game involving Munster Rugby.
PRO12 Rugby, the clubs and the broadcaster involved are now working to agree a new fixture date and kick-off time which will be announced in due course.
This rescheduling allows EPCR to play the Round 1 Champions Cup game between Racing 92 and Munster Rugby which was postponed in October due to the sudden passing of Munster Head Coach, Anthony Foley.
PRO12 Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby and Munster Rugby were more than happy to work with EPCR to accommodate their request and avoid any domestic fixture congestion.”
Sarà quindi il match di Challenge Cup contro i Timisoara Saracens la prima gara che Edinburgh giocherà al Myreside, ultima sfida della Pool 5.
Ecco il comunicato stampa emesso da EPCR:
“Following the completion of discussions between EPCR, PRO12 Rugby and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, it has been agreed by all parties to reschedule the European Rugby Champions Cup, Round 1 match between Racing 92 and Munster Rugby for Saturday, 7 January 2017.
The Pool 1 fixture, which was postponed following the death of the Munster Head Coach and former captain, Anthony Foley, will kick off at Stade Yves-du-Manoir at 16.45 (local time) and will be broadcast live on France Télévisions, Sky Sports and beIN Sports.
EPCR would like to thank Racing 92, Munster Rugby, PRO12 Rugby, the LNR, France Télévisions, Sky Sports and beIN Sports for their understanding of the tragic circumstances surrounding the postponed match, and for their collaboration during the rescheduling process.
EPCR can also confirm that the Champions Cup, Round 4 fixture between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Ulster Rugby at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday, 18 December will now kick off at the earlier time of 16.05.”