Leicester’s Boxing Day Premiership game at Newcastle has been known as off following optimistic Covid assessments within the Tigers squad.
Finest loads of optimistic assessments were returned nonetheless a gigantic number now must self-isolate as a result of contact tracing.
Premiership Rugby issued a assertion to ascertain that the game is now cancelled.
“Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will almost certainly be naming any of the gamers or workers enthusiastic and we’d assign a matter to all people to appreciate their privateness,” it mentioned.
“Our priority is the health and safety of all people enthusiastic with Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons. We can give the clubs any improve they want.”
Premiership Rugby will effect a additional announcement on the allocation of points for the fixture when a panel has been convened.
But, following a rule exchange in November, the Premiership mentioned that they’re going to no longer mechanically award 5 points to groups when the opposition is unable to enviornment a aspect on yarn of of coronavirus.
As a substitute, a four-point expend is awarded to the club ready to title a aspect, with two points to the crew forced to kill.
Here is the principle Premiership cancellation since the fresh season began, despite the undeniable truth that loads of video games had been known as off within the 2 European trophies.
On the final day of the conventional 2019-20 Premiership season, Sale were unable to play on yarn of of optimistic Covid test outcomes and their match with Worcester became as soon as within the kill cancelled.
Warriors got a 20-0 expend and 5 points as Sale overlooked out on the play-offs.
Leicester were as a result of advance to Premiership motion after two rounds of European Notify Cup motion which introduced wins over French clubs Brive and Bayonne.
All of the cancellation, in place of postponement, of the game maintains promoted Newcastle’s unbeaten originate to the fresh league season.