Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Glasgow Warriors' game in Paris postponed

Published 14/11/2015

Head coach Gregor Townsend and his Glasgow Warriors team had travelled to France to play Racing 92
Head coach Gregor Townsend and his Glasgow Warriors team had travelled to France to play Racing 92

Glasgow Warriors' Champions Cup game with Racing 92 in Paris has been postponed in the wake of the overnight attacks in the French capital which left at least 128 dead.

The match had been left in doubt following the attacks across Paris and both Glasgow and Racing 92 confirmed on Saturday morning that it had been postponed.

Glasgow Warriors announced the news on the club account on Twitter: "BREAKING: Today's @ChampionsCup game against @racing92 has been postponed. We'll provide further updates when we get them."

A statement on the Racing 92 website read: "Racing 92 vs Glasgow match is cancelled today following the tragic events of last night. We expect more information about a possible rearrangement and will get back to you as soon as possible."

The Warriors had said on Friday night that their players were safe in a hotel on the outskirts of Paris as they waited to learn if the game would go ahead.

The Warriors had travelled to France for their Champions Cup opener against Racing, which had been due to take place at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Colombe outside Paris on Saturday afternoon.

"We're all safe in our team hotel on the outskirts of Paris," a team spokesman had told Press Association Sport.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend tweeted: "Really sad to hear what's happening in this beautiful city. Hope all Warriors fans are safe tonight. Use #PorteOuverte if you need shelter."

The #PorteOuverte hashtag was used on social media by Parisiens who opened their doors to those seeking shelter as the attacks took place in several locations.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph