“Hartpury University RFC’s 2020/21 round 11 Greene King IPA Championship match against Saracens has been postponed.
The interim decision to postpone the fixture, originally due to take place tomorrow, has been taken by the Rugby Football Union after a small number of Hartpury University players tested positive for COVID-19 and several other players are now isolating as close contacts.
The decision follows the detailed medical protocols in place to ensure that the health and well-being of all players and support staff is protected.
A Disputes Committee will meet as soon as possible to determine next steps.”
Russell Marchant, the Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University and the Chairman of the rugby club commented:
“We are extremely disappointed that our young squad could miss the chance to play against some world class players, an experience that will provide them with special memories. We await the outcome of the Disputes Committee.
We regret the need for this decision, which is based upon a small number of positive cases within our squad. Unfortunately with a significant rise in local and national cases this week, this was always a risk. However we are pleased that our strong testing programme successfully detected these cases, preventing spread to the Saracens players and beyond.”