Following discussions between EPCR, Stade Francais and local authorities in Paris this afternoon, it has been decided to postpone Sunday’s European Champions Cup round 2 match between Stade Francais and Munster at Stade Jean Bouin.
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A statement released on the Stade Francais website this evening read: “In light of recent and tragic events (here in Paris), Stade Francais does not wish to overburden or complicate the work of the government and security forces by organising a sporting event with 15,000 people in Stade Jean Bouin.
“The club has therefore decided to postpone the Stade Francais v Munster match, initially scheduled to take place this Sunday.
“In consultation with the authorities, the EPCR and NRL, a date for the refixture will be announced shortly.”
Commenting on the announcement, Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald stated: “We fully understand the decision to postpone this weekend’s game and would not wish to hinder the work of government and security forces in what has been, and continues to be a very trying time for all in Paris and France.
“Now our attention must switch to working with Stade Francais and EPCR in rescheduling the game for a time that is amenable to both sides.”