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Saracens-Clermont Has Been Rearranged But Supporters Won’t Be Able To Attend

The adverse weather conditions throughout the UK and Ireland had a serious impact on some of the rugby that was on show during the latest round of the Champions Cup. 

We saw Harlequins and Ulster play through a blizzard at Twickenham Stoop with Les Kiss’ side digging deep to emerge victorious to all but end any Quins hopes of proceeding to the knockout stages of the competition.

Unfortunately, one fixture was cancelled and that was the one between tournament heavyweights Saracens and Clermont Auvergne at Allianz Park on Sunday.

A statement released at the time stated that out of concern to the health and safety of spectators, the match would be postponed due to the hazardous conditions approaching the stadium.

Now, a new update has been released and the game has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Monday) for a 5.30 pm kickoff.

The match will be played behind closed doors, however, so no spectators will be allowed entry to the ground.

Here is the full statement from the EPCR:

The postponed Champions Cup, Round 3 fixture between Saracens and ASM Clermont Auvergne will now be played tomorrow (Monday, 11 December) at Allianz Park with the kick-off scheduled for 5.30pm (local time).

With continuing adverse weather conditions expected in the vicinity of the stadium, it has been decided that due to health and safety concerns, the Pool 2 match will be played behind closed doors and no spectators will be permitted to attend.

Only necessary staff and accredited working media will have access to the venue.

EPCR would like to thank all match ticket holders for their understanding.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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