Banner image

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish

Premiership Rugby can confirm that London Irish’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Bristol Bears - scheduled for today - has been called off.

London Irish returned positive Covid-19 tests this week and a significant number of their playing squad were ruled out of the match through the contact tracing process. This meant London Irish were unable to fulfil the fixture at Ashton Gate, something that was only confirmed this morning.

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: "Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with London Irish and Bristol Bears and we will give the clubs any support they need. We wish everyone affected a full and speedy recovery.

"Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we'd ask everyone to respect their privacy."

Under the Premiership Rugby regulations, the match between London Irish and Bristol Bears will be cancelled. A Premiership Rugby panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points and a further announcement will be made in due course.

Click here to read the clauses about Covid in the Premiership Rugby regulations.

Further details around this fixture for ticket purchasers will be confirmed in due course.


Latest News

Radradra wins Gold as Fiji defend Olympic crown

Radradra wins Gold as Fiji defend Olympic crown

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021

Lock lands in the West Country

Lock lands in the West Country

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021

Farewell to departing players

Farewell to departing players

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Interview: 'We've embraced the pre-season challenge'
Football icon

Interview: 'We've embraced the pre-season challenge'

Nigel Pearson is pleased by the progress which has been made as he looks ahead to a final pre-season fixture against Aston Villa this coming weekend.

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021 • Football

City Rewards scheme launched for 2021/22
Football icon

City Rewards scheme launched for 2021/22

Enjoy all the benefits as a Bristol City supporter with the City Rewards scheme now available for 2021/22 Season Card holders, Members and those joining us in VIP seasonal hospitality.

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021 • Football

Getting to the Gate: Aston Villa
Football icon

Getting to the Gate: Aston Villa

Heading to Ashton Gate this matchday? Here's all you need to know regarding Bristol's transport options.

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021 • Football

Curtis Fleming to link-up with the Robins
Football icon

Curtis Fleming to link-up with the Robins

Bristol City can confirm Curtis Fleming has joined the first-team coaching set-up on a short-term basis.

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021 • Football

Fancy winning up to £1000 this weekend?
Football icon

Fancy winning up to £1000 this weekend?

Be in with the chance of winning up to £1000 at half time on Saturday's match with the Robins Foundation 50/50 Matchday Draw!

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th 2021 • Football