Leicester in Challenge Cup semis as Castres forced to forfeit due to COVID-19


“Castres have to forfeit the match and Leicester will qualify for the Challenge Cup semi-finals,” it said.

“The decision followed a meeting of a medical committee comprising medical leads from the unions, league bodies and both clubs, and subsequent independent medical advice.”

Leicester, who will play Toulon or Scarlets in the semis, said in a statement that safety must come first.

福利网站“While the return of professional sport is welcomed... there is a responsibility to the game of rugby and to the protection of colleagues within Premiership Rugby and European competition with more rounds of fixtures still to be played,” they said.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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