Top 14: UBB-Montpellier postponed because of a new case of Covid-19

The match between Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Montpellier, which had been postponed to Sunday, will ultimately not take place this weekend. The match is postponed to a later date due to a new case of Covid in the Girondins ranks.

Another blow for the Top 14 calendar … Originally scheduled for Friday, the match between Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Montpellier had been postponed to Sunday (2:45 p.m.) by the National Rugby League. Optimism was in order in recent hours since the PCR tests passed by the Girondins had all been negative.

An 8th case of Covid on the side of the UBB

But for the match to really take place this weekend, we had to wait for the results of the new tests carried out on Friday evening by Christophe Urios’ men. A case of Covid-19 has been revealed, the eighth for the UBB, which has radically changed the situation.

The League therefore had to resolve to postpone the match. For their part, the Montpellier residents were informed on the sidelines of their training on Saturday morning. This match of the 22nd day of Top 14 will therefore not take place this weekend and will be played at a later date. One more, unfortunately.

4th game of the weekend postponed

This is the fourth postponed meeting of the weekend after Bayonne-Castres and Brive-La Rochelle but also Toulon-Agen. It is obviously very bad for the UBB and the MHR before the European semi-finals next week. Bordeaux-Bègles, at forced rest since their victory against Racing on April 11, could lack pace against Toulouse on May 1 in the Champions Cup before continuing on an overloaded schedule.

The problem is the same for Montpellier. The club chaired by Mohed Altrad, who had already seen his match postponed the week against Toulon, will face Bath in a little over a week in the European Challenge. Before there also to know a difficult end of season to manage with a repetition of necessarily trying meetings.

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