The PRO14 have confirmed that any further matches cancelled as part of measures to restrict the spread of coronavirus will be recognised as a 0-0 draws moving forward.
Fixtures involving Italian member clubs Benetton and Zebre have become a major cause for concern.
Authorities in the country are currently dealing with over 400 cases of the virus, more than 40 times what the United Kingdom is dealing with.
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“In the event that any future games are postponed and no alternative dates can be found to ensure the fixture is fulfilled, the board of Celtic Rugby DAC has agreed that both teams will be awarded two match points and the game will be deemed a 0-0 draw.”
A PRO14 statement confirmed: “In response to the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, PRO14 Rugby has initiated a number of measures to meet the challenge this poses to Guinness PRO14 fixtures.
“Since last weekend, detailed scenario-planning has been on-going and it is paramount that the well-being and health of teams, their supporters, staff and match officials are not compromised.
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“In the event that any future games are postponed and no alternative dates can be found to ensure the fixture is fulfilled, the board of Celtic Rugby DAC has agreed that both teams will be awarded two match points and the game will be deemed a 0-0 draw.
:This stands in line with current World Rugby practice and resembles protocols in other rugby codes and international sports.”