Postponed 1872 Cup derby rescheduled for Round 11
PRO14 Rugby has rescheduled the club's postponed 1872 Cup derby from Round 9 to occur next weekend in Round 11 (Friday 8 January, kick-off 7.35pm) in order to mitigate the risks currently posed by the pandemic.
Richard Cockerill's side were originally due to play Zebre in Parma on Saturday 9 January, however it is uncertain when the current restrictions placed on travel between the UK and Italy will be lifted and this poses a significant risk to the fixtures between these teams as previously planned.
Benetton Rugby had been scheduled to travel to face Glasgow Warriors on Friday 8 January, but the Treviso club will now face Zebre in Round 11 instead, allowing Edinburgh to face the Warriors at Scotstoun next Friday night (8 January).
By switching these matches it ensures that all Round 11 games in the Guinness PRO14 require no international travel and teams will have greater control of their environments.
As a result, the Glasgow Warriors v Benetton and Zebre v Edinburgh games will be scheduled for another weekend in early 2021.
David Jordan, Tournament Director, PRO14 Rugby: “We are very grateful to our clubs and broadcasters for their support of this change to their Guinness PRO14 fixtures.
"The pandemic has created a very fluid situation in our sport and, in this instance, we believe it is prudent to prevent international travel where these teams are concerned.
"Confirmation of rescheduled fixtures will be announced in due course, in addition to the postponed Munster v Leinster game from Round 9."
Rescheduled games for Round 11:
Friday 8 January
Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby (19:35 UK / 20:35 ITA)
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Live on Premier Sports & eir Sport
Saturday 9 January
Zebre v Benetton Rugby (13:00 UK / 14:00 ITA)
Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma
Live on DAZN, Premier Sports, eir Sport