An expected meeting to clarify the situation between France and Britain with the approach of the third round of cups.
After the numerous cancellations of the last round, it looks like there may be a glimmer of hope for a fairly regular continuation of the Champions Cup and Challenge. France and England, the situation may soon change.
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First of all, it should be remembered that the third round will be scheduled for the end of next week: for this reason, a meeting between regulators and governments is scheduled for the first days of next week. The key is that the French sports ministry has opened up the possibility of changing the quarantine rule (48 hours) for people coming from the UK in certain situations. High-level sports seem to be one of these, which makes it possible to play matches. In doing so there will be the possibility to play Castres-Munster, Bath-La Rochelle, Bordeaux-Scarlets and Clermont-Sale. However, at the moment there appears to be no intention of touching the restrictions on those coming from France to the UK, and therefore Wasps-Toulouse, Ospreys-Racing, Bristol-Stade Francais and Montpellier-Leinster remain at risk.
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Of course, it remains to be understood what will happen with the five postponed matches from the second round (Toulouse-Wasps, Bath-La Rochelle, Stade Français – Bristol, Scarlets-UBB e Sale-Clermont) but one could at least consider playing those of Tournament III, lending a semblance of seriousness to two contests that have been quite tormented in recent seasons by contagion and very tight calendars
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