Live

Richie’s Isolation Mix

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Richie’s Isolation Mix
EPCR postpone Heineken Champio...
Rugby

EPCR postpone Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup games

Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

18:36 16 Mar 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Heineken Champions Cup ties, which were scheduled for the weekend of the 4/5 of April, have been called off.
The decision has been taken to postpone both the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement released this evening, the EPCR have said: "The Board of European Professional Club Rugby has decided that this season's Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches will not now be played on the scheduled dates of 3/4/5 April.
"Amid growing public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken during a conference call today (Monday, 16 March) to postpone the eight matches on the weekend in question and to suspend the European club rugby season.
"While respecting all further directives by governments and local authorities, EPCR, in conjunction with the relevant leagues and unions, remains committed to trying to find a solution which will enable it to complete the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments at such a time as that aligns with preventative measures undertaken by an overwhelming majority of sport's governing bodies and tournament organisers in Europe.
"EPCR's priority is the health and welfare of players and club staff, and an update regarding the knockout stages of the tournaments will be communicated to all stakeholders as soon as practicable."
Leinster were due to play Saracens in their Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday April 4 at the Aviva Stadium.
In a statement on their official website, the province have advised supporters that have bought tickets for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final to retain their tickets until further scheduling updates are available from EPCR.
On Sunday April 5, it was the turn of Ulster who were due to travel to France to face Toulouse in their last-eight clash.
Meanwhile, it has been reported in England that the English Premiership will soon confirm its suspension.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Aviva Stadium Epcr Heineken Champions Cup Leinster Rugby Ulster Rugby

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Richie’s Isolation Mix

Richie’s Isolation Mix

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

Up next

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: John Giles

LIVE: John Giles

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Brawl

LIVE: Off The Brawl

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-02:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on