OFF: Another European game has been cancelled with team forced to forfeit - Ruck

OFF: Another European game has been cancelled with team forced to forfeit

Saracens’ Challenge Cup game against Pau has been forfeited by the London club due to a COVID outbreak. Pau have been awarded a five-point, 28-0 victory.

In a statement, Saracens said: “Saracens can confirm that the club has experienced an outbreak of Covid-19 within the training ground environment leading to several positive Covid-19 cases.

“The club has taken the immediate action of closing the training ground and isolating all players, coaches and support staff.

“We have been working closely with EPCR and PRL and it is with regret that our game versus Pau in the EPCR Challenge Cup on Saturday 18 December has had to be forfeited by Saracens due to our inability to field a 23-man squad for this fixture.”

EDITORS PICKS:

“Couldn’t tackle a crossword” – Fans Pick The Most Over-Hyped XV Of All-Time

Check out the full selection below.

Back-Three:

  • 15. Johan Goosen (South Africa) – “He was supposed to be the next big thing for Springbok rugby, and now he’s barely remembered.”
  • 14. George North (Wales) – “is the most overrated player of this generation, when was the last time he had a good game that wasn’t against Italy.”
  • 11. Chris Ashton (England) – ” That man lived off his ‘solo’ try against Australia and managed to get in the England team every time. He couldn’t tackle a crossword! Lacks creativity and only works running a line of a short pass from number ten. Overrated definitely!”

Centres:

  • 13. Kurtley Beale (Australia) – “He spends all game looking for line breaks, which will work some days and destroys our backline chemistry on others. He needs to learn how to play with others.”
  • 12. Gavin Henson (Wales) – “one kick and one big tackle and everyone thought he was the bees knees for the next few years”

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