Leinster Rugby’s New Year’s Day game at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast in the United Rugby Championship has been postponed.

The game is one of three games postponed as the United Rugby Championship confirmed that three of this weekend’s Round 9 fixtures will not go ahead as scheduled due to a number of Covid-19 cases affecting four teams.

The additional fixtures affected by Covid-19 are:

  • Dragons v Cardiff Rugby
  • Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors

The games were due to take place on Saturday and Sunday (January 1 and 2), however, a number of positive Covid-19 cases in Cardiff, Dragons, Ulster and Glasgow Warriors squads have been reported.

The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the medical teams at Cardiff, Dragons, Glasgow Warriors, Ulster and their respective health authorities and deemed that these fixtures cannot go ahead as scheduled.

The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule these games.

Everyone at Leinster Rugby passes on their best wishes to all in Ulster Rugby, and the rest of the teams affected, and look forward to the re-scheduled game in Belfast in the new year.