EPCR are pressing ahead with its current Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals schedule. 

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Matches are due to be staged in Exeter, Clermont, Dublin and Toulouse in the Champions Cup on the weekend of April 4/5, with Challenge Cup games fixed for Toulon, Leicester, Bordeaux and Bristol from April 3.   

Already, three Guinness Six Nations matches have been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus while the Guinness PRO14 have suspended its entire league for an indefinite period of time. 

European rugby officials, though, have adopted a wait-and-see approach regarding it quarter-final planning.

In a statement, tournament officials said: “EPCR notes the suspension of the Guinness PRO14 season and continues to liaise with the relevant league and union bodies regarding next month’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches while closely monitoring developments in relation to COVID-19.

“An update regarding the matches will be communicated as soon as practicable.

“In the meantime, EPCR remains fully supportive of the preventative measures which have been introduced to date in the interest of overall public health and will respect further directives by governments and local authorities.”

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