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Explainer: The state of play with the Six Nations, Champions Cup and PRO14 as Covid ravages the rugby calendar

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Ulster are waiting to discover what will be with the remainder of their season as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Ulster are waiting to discover what will be with the remainder of their season as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Ulster are waiting to discover what will be with the remainder of their season as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Just as it was last March, rugby is on the verge of shutdown, as fears over cross-border travel rapidly grow in line with the continued worrying spread of Covid-19.

The Christmas period was always likely to be easier to manage given the number of local derbies, but the postponement of Munster’s St Stephen’s Day clash with Leinster offered a sobering reminder that every fixtures is vulnerable to the virus’s impact.

As we enter what is traditionally the busiest period of the year, when travel between countries becomes a weekly occurrence, the sport finds itself in another difficult position.


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