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Saracens’ Final Regular Season Championship Game Postponed As Hartpury University Opponents Suffer From Covid Outbreak |  Rugby news


A number of Hartpury University players have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of Saturday’s home league game against the Saracens; Sarries will face Ealing Trailfinders in a two-legged promotion playoff next month

Last updated: 05/28/21 15:27 pm

The Saracens’ final regular season game of the Greene King IPA Championship has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak among opponents at Hartpury University.

The 11th round match, which was to be played on Saturday at StoneX Stadium, is now subject to the outcome of a Rugby Football Union dispute resolution committee.

The Saracens are second in the table and will meet leaders Ealing in a two-man play-off next month that will determine who gets promoted to the Gallagher Premiership.

Saracens said in a statement: “The tentative decision to postpone the match was taken by the Rugby Football Union after a number of Hartpury University players tested positive for Covid-19 and several other players ‘now isolate in close contact.

“The decision follows detailed medical protocols in place to ensure the protection of the health and well-being of all players and support staff.

“An RFU litigation committee will meet as soon as possible to determine the next steps for the meeting.”

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