Leicester Tigers Heineken Champions Cup match against Bordeaux Bègles in Round 4 of the 21/22 European season has been called off.
Bordeaux have informed EPCR that they are unable to fulfil the fixture after returning a number of positive COVID-19 results on Friday.
Leicester Tigers have been awarded a 28-0 victory and five competition points.
Speaking about the cancellation of the European fixture, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: “First and foremost, we wish everyone at Bordeaux well and a swift recovery to those impacted.
“We are very disappointed not to be able to share a matchday with the Leicester Tigers fans at Mattioli Woods Welford Road but the safety and wellbeing of everybody must come first.
“This is another challenge for us as a group to adapt to, as we have had to at different times throughout this season, and our focus now switches to next weekend’s away trip to Sale Sharks.”
EPCR will confirm the club’s opponents for the Round of 16 at the conclusion of this weekend’s European fixtures.
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#1. Richie McCaw – Schalk Burger (South Africa)
MCCAW SAID: “You can come up against another tough team but never feel like you have had a tough match against your opposite. But with Burger you knew where they are going to be and how hard they play near the ball.”
CARTER SAID: “I kept looking at my All Black jersey wondering if I had a target like in the middle of the jersey or something because he kept coming for me. He was having a huge battle with our big forward pack. He just kept going. He didn’t stop. He was physical and just his leg drive was incredible. A real competitor and absolute top bloke off the field as well. His mindset was a little bit different when he was out there competing. That just made him such a tough opponent to come up against.”