Tonight’s Glasgow v Edinburgh 1872 Cup game postponed

Positive Covid results in the Warriors squad has led to Scotstoun clash being called off

Tonight's match between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Glasgow Warriors squad. Image: Craig Watson
Tonight's match between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh has been postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Glasgow Warriors squad. Image: Craig Watson

TONIGHT’S 1872 Cup clash between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh at Scotstoun has been postponed due to positive Covid cases being returned in the home squad.

A statement issued by united Rugby Championship said:

The Round 8 United Rugby Championship fixture between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh has been postponed.

The game was due to take place on Monday, December 27 in Glasgow, however, a number of positive Covid-19 cases within the Glasgow Warriors squad have been reported by the club. The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with Glasgow Warriors and Public Health Scotland and deemed that the fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

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

A statement from Glasgow Warriors added:

Glasgow Warriors will provide more information to Season Ticket Members and Ticket Purchasers in due course. We will continue dialogue with the league and Public Health Scotland in the coming weeks. The club thanks its supporters for their continued patience at this time.

The two sides are due to meet in the return leg of this double-header at the DAM Health Stadium on 2nd January (six days’ time) but that will be contingent on whether the outbreak in the Warriors is contained.

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2 Comments

  1. Strange times, can’t see this situation changing in 6 days. As you say it may mean we get fans back in.

  2. Statistically interesting. No covid restrictions in England, only one game cancelled due to covid and the rest played to full houses in a league that is struggling for spare match days. In the URC all games within Wales, Ireland and Scotland cancelled due to covid when most of them would have been subjected to some type of crowd restrictions, in a league where rearranged fixtures are a possibility.
    Hmmmmmm…..
    Personally happy if the games are rearranged to be in front of a full crowd although some players may be in the Scotland camp by then.

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