Munster’s St Stephens Day clash with Leinster postponed with cases in the opposition camp

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THE Round 8 United Rugby Championship fixture between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park 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.

The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the IRFU and Leinster, who are working with the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and deemed that the fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

27 March 2021; Jack Conan of Leinster catches the ball ahead of Conor Murray of Munster during the Guinness PRO14 Final match between Leinster and Munster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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

Munster Rugby season ticket holders will be contacted with options once there is an update on the rescheduled fixture.

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The squad will continue to follow their training schedule this week and having completed their 2021 representation preparations will commence for Connacht in Round 9 on Saturday, January 1.

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