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Stade Francais – Munster postponed

  • Champions Cup clash between Stade Francais and Munster has been postponed
  • Club say they made the decision to not add to the workload of public and law enforcement services
Munster’s proposed European Champions’ Cup game against Stade Francais in Paris on Sunday has been postponed in the wake of last Friday’s attacks in the city.

European Cup organisers postponed all pool matches scheduled to be held in France last weekend after the attacks which left 129 dead and more than 350 people injured.

And the French club said they had taken the decision in order to not add to the workload of public and law enforcement services in the country’s capital.

A Stade Francais statement confirmed a new date for the game would be announced ‘shortly’.

It read: “In light of recent and tragic events, Stade Francais Paris does not wish to overburden or complicate the work of the government and security forces by organising a sporting event to bring together 15,000 people in Stade Jean-Bouin.”

Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said the Irish club were supportive and ‘fully understood’ the decision.

Stade, reigning Top 14 champions, were beaten 33-20 by Leicester at Welford Road in their first European outing of the year last weekend, while southern Irish side Munster overcame Treviso 32-7 on Saturday and sit joint-top of Pool four.