PRO14 Rainbow Cup: Benetton into closing as Ospreys recreation is cancelled as a result of coronavirus outbreak at Welsh membership


The cancellation means Benetton will now play the winners of the South African league within the closing on June 19; the Bulls are favourites to qualify high of their league however play the Sharks this weekend, who might leapfrog them with an enormous victory in Durban

Final Up to date: 09/06/21 11:35am


Benetton are the one unbeaten workforce within the match

Ospreys’ Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup fixture towards Benetton has been cancelled as a result of a coronavirus outbreak within the Welsh membership’s squad.

The cancellation means Benetton will now play the winners of the South African league within the closing on June 19.

Ospreys have returned three constructive Covid-19 outcomes and all members of their squad and training workers at the moment are in isolation.

PRO14 Rugby mentioned in a press release: “Because of the cancellation, Benetton Rugby have certified for the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup closing on June 19.

“Ospreys Rugby are working intently with Public Well being Wales following the newest spherical of Covid-19 testing on the membership, which returned three constructive outcomes.

“The choice to cancel the sport is a results of the mandate from Public Well being Wales that every one people who had been a part of the travelling social gathering from the earlier fixture at the moment are required to self-isolate in keeping with public well being protocols.

“With no accessible weekends remaining, the sport is not going to be rescheduled.

“Consequently, PRO14 rugby will use the protocol determined previous to the 2020/21 season whereby a recreation that might not be rescheduled would lead to that fixture deemed a 0-0 draw, however 4 match factors can be awarded to the workforce who had not been the reason for the postponement.

“On this case, Benetton will obtain 4 match factors. This protocol ensures that no synthetic scoring factors had been added to the tries/factors for and towards columns.

“Including 4 factors to Benetton’s present whole of 18 will present the Italian workforce with a closing standing of twenty-two factors. It’s mathematically unattainable for another workforce within the desk to win greater than 20 factors.”

Benetton, the one unbeaten aspect within the match with 4 wins, will go high of the European league on 22 factors.

The Bulls are high of the South African league and want two factors from their recreation towards the Sharks on Saturday to e book their place within the closing.





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