Due to new cases of coronavirus within the Lyon workforce, the Clermont – Lyon meeting, counting for the 9th day of Top 14 and moved for the first time to this Saturday, was again postponed.
The ASM Clermont – Lyon meeting, counting for the 9th day of the Top 14, can still not be disputed. Indeed, moved for the first time to this Saturday, it will therefore ultimately not take place on that date. Indeed, this decision was motivated by the presence of cases of Covid-19 within the Lyon workforce of Pierre Mignoni. Initially, this match was scheduled for Sunday, November 15, before being rescheduled for Saturday, November 21., to be finally postponed again. This announcement was made official by the Auvergne club itself, via its official Twitter account: “The LNR has just informed the club that the meeting scheduled for next Saturday against LOU was to be postponed again to a later date. There will be no match on Saturday, the Clermont staff will resume training next Sunday before Castres – Clermont. “
#ASMLOU The @LNRofficiel has just informed the club that the meeting scheduled for next Saturday against @LeLOURugby should be postponed again to a later date.
There will be no match on Saturday, the Clermont squad will resume training next Sunday before #COASM pic.twitter.com/CWWwqwX4OJ
– ASM Rugby (@ASMOfficiel) November 16, 2020
Lyon has not been spared by the coronavirus since the end of August
The daily La Montagne understands, for its part, that three additional cases of the new coronavirus have been officially detected on the side of the LOU. At the end of October, Lyon had already had to temporarily give up hosting Montpellier, for a similar reason. Indeed, in its current health protocol, the National Rugby League (LNR) recommends postponing a meeting when three cases of coronavirus in seven rolling days, in one and the same workforce, are proven. Note also that this Lyon – Montpellier has been rescheduled for Wednesday January 6. Since the start of the 2020-21 season, the LOU has clearly not spared the Covid-19. By the end of August and the beginning of September, several players in the squad had already been affected. However, this did not prevent the club from being able to be operational for the start of the French championship. Currently sixth in the standings, the Lyonnais will host the Stade Français on Sunday, November 29.