Statement | Edinburgh fixture postponed
Glasgow Warriors’ home 1872 Cup fixture against Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO14 on Sunday 27 December has been postponed.
The club has four confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, amongst the group of 20 players that are already in self-isolation, and the results of another round of testing this morning are pending.
This follows the cancellation of the Heineken Champions Cup fixture against Lyon, which was also due to be played at Scotstoun Stadium.
Glasgow Warriors have consulted, and sought the support of, Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group over the postponement of the game. In addition, having considered all the available evidence, the PRO14 Rugby Medical Advisory Group has deemed that this fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.
PRO14 Rugby will examine potential dates in early 2021 to reschedule the game. At this stage, there is no impact on the second 1872 Cup fixture, scheduled for Saturday 2 January at BT Murrayfield.
Glasgow Warriors continue to operate an extensive health and safety coronavirus mitigation plan and follow all respective public health guidance aligned through Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group.
The club and Threat Management Group have reviewed the stringent COVID-19 protocols that are in place and commend the Glasgow Warriors players and staff who have been exemplary in following these through recent challenges.
To respect medical confidentiality Glasgow Warriors will not name the individuals affected.