Toulon fury after Covid case sees Leinster Champions Cup tie cancelled

  • Unnamed player in France side squad tests positive
  • Toulon president says decision ‘disgusting’ and ‘a scandal’

Toulon have reacted angrily following the 11th-hour decision to cancel their Champions Cup game against Leinster in Dublin because of a solitary positive case of Covid-19 in the French club’s squad. The three-time champions now face elimination from this season’s tournament with Leinster handed a walkover.

Senior officials from Toulon are outraged that European Professional Club Rugby called off the game barely five hours before kick-off even though the front-row player concerned had remained in France and all his teammates tested negative when retested on the eve of the game.

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