European club rugby fixtures to go ahead after France relaxes Covid rules


Newcastle, Bath, Sale and Scarlets visit France this weekendUnvaccinated players still face 10-day isolation requirementEuropean rugby fixtures can go ahead as planned this weekend after the French government relaxed its rules on travellers entering the country from the UK. Newcastle, Bath and Sale are all due to play in France this weekend and had expressed reservations over travelling if restrictions remained in place but Thursday’s announcement gives those sides the green light.The clubs were willing to boycott their fixtures if a ruling that required all travellers to isolate for 48 hours before producing a negative test remained in place. The clubs were worried that members of their party could be stranded in France for 10 days but, as of Friday morning, fully vaccinated travellers only have to show proof of a negative test taken 24 hours before departure. Continue reading...