It comes after the french government decreed its golf equipment need to not play within the competitions this month. As a result, eu professional club rugby (epcr) says it had “no preference” but to put off all fits scheduled for the weekends of 16 and 23 january. However, epcr ambitions to resume and end the tournaments “as soon as doable”. Tournament chiefs wish rounds of heineken champions cup and challenge cup pool video games at the weekends of 15-17 and 22-24 can go beforehand at a later date as government deal with the effect of a brand new stress of covid-19. Epcr stated in a declaration: “against the backdrop of the current detection of a new strain of coronavirus, the french authorities has directed that french clubs postpone their participation in epcr’s tournaments for the month of january, each for matches scheduled in france and for the ones due to be performed within the uk and eire.