Glasgow pull out of match against Edinburgh after Covid issues

The second 1872 Cup match has now been postponed.

Glasgow pull out of match against Edinburgh after Covid issues SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors have announced that they will not play Edinburgh this weekend as the club deals with a Covid outbreak.

The first 1872 Cup match was postponed on Monday at short notice and Glasgow are continuing to try to minimise risk but have reported further positive cases.

The club have now spoken to the authorities and agreed that the match, which is also a United Rugby Championship fixture, will have to be rescheduled for a later date.

A Warriors statement read: “The Round Nine United Rugby Championship fixture between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh has been postponed.

“The game was due to take place on Sunday 2 January in Edinburgh, however, a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Glasgow Warriors squad have been reported.

“The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the medical teams at Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh, as well as Public Health Scotland, and deemed that this fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

“The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the game.

“Glasgow Warriors continues to support its players that are isolating and are focused on mitigating any further risks to players and staff through its stringent COVID-19 protocols.”