Champions and Challenge Cup rugby suspended

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended temporarily amid the ongoing impact of coronavirus, competition organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced. Two rounds of pool games in both European club competitions – due to be held on the weekends of January 15-17 and 22-24 – have been postponed as authorities react to the impact of a new strain of Covid-19.

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Munster v Leinster match off due to Coronavirus issues

Munster’s St. Stephen’s Day Pro14 clash with rivals Leinster has been postponed due to coronavirus issues in the camps. Leinster have said they are investigating the results from their latest round of Covid tests.

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Ireland to face South Africa and Scotland at 2023 Rugby World Cup

Ireland will face defending champions South Africa and near neighbours Scotland in the group stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Hosts France have been paired with three-time world champions New Zealand while England will face Argentina.

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