Munster v Leinster URC derby postponed

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The Round Eight United Rugby Championship (URC) fixture between Munster and Leinster has been postponed.

The game was due to take place on Sunday, December 26 in Limerick, however, a number of positive Covid-19 cases within the Leinster squad have been reported by the province.

A statement on the URC’s official website on Monday read: “The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the Irish Rugby Football Union and Leinster, who are working with the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and deemed that the fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

“The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the game.

“At this point there is no impact on Leinster’s R9 fixture with Ulster, scheduled for Saturday, January 1, 2022.”

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