• French worries threaten Champions and Challenge Cups
  • Remaining group matches could be postponed, initially

This season’s European Champions Cup is under threat of suspension amid growing fears in France over the potential spread of the new Covid-19 variant, with a decision expected either later on Friday or Saturday.

Following talks between the competition organisers, EPCR, and the French government on Thursday, considerable doubt has been cast on both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. There are two rounds of both competitions scheduled for later this month, but depending on the French government’s imminent decision those fixtures could be postponed.

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