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Organisers are still determined to complete the competition at a later date

Organisers are still determined to complete the competition at a later date

Organisers are still determined to complete the competition at a later date

Ulster Rugby are facing the prospect of at least six weeks between fixtures after the Champions Cup was officially put on ice yesterday.

Chiefs from the European Professional Club Rugby acted after French authorities ruled that the risk of Top 14 clubs taking part was "too great a public health risk" and advised their clubs to suspend their involvement until at least next month.

The expected announcement confirmed that all European fixtures this weekend and next, including Ulster's hosting of Gloucester and trip to Toulouse, will not go ahead as planned, although organisers are still determined to complete the competition at a later date.

The Six Nations, due to start on February 6, will now face greater questions over its own schedule while Ulster have no game pencilled in until the weekend of February 20 barring any change of plans from the PRO14.

Belfast Telegraph


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