European Rugby Union competition to proceed as travel restrictions exemptions granted

The rules imposed on travellers from the UK threatened to scupper the final two rounds of the group

Duncan Bech
Friday 07 January 2022 16:05
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Rounds three and four of the Champions and Challenge Cups will proceed as planned (Brian Lawless/PA)
Rounds three and four of the Champions and Challenge Cups will proceed as planned (Brian Lawless/PA)

European competition will proceed as planned for the remainder of the pool stage after it was confirmed that clubs and match officials will be granted exemptions from French travel restrictions.

The rules imposed on travellers from the UK, which include the requirement to self-isolate for at least 48 hours after entering France, threatened to scupper the final two rounds of the group stage.

But tournament organiser EPCR has been told that exemptions for what is termed the “pursuit of an economic activity” applies to players, coaching staff and officials taking part in the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

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