Sunday’s PRO14 match in Galway featuring Connacht and Benetton has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Italian club.  

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A PRO14 statement read: “The round four Guinness PRO14 fixture between Connacht and Benetton has been postponed.

“The game was due to take place on Sunday, November 1, in Galway. However, Benetton will not be able to travel due to a small number of isolated positive cases of Covid-19. 

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“Public health guidelines in Italy currently prevent the Benetton squad from resuming rugby activities and as a result, the fixture cannot take place as planned.

“PRO14 Rugby can also confirm that Scarlets, who Benetton played in round three, have returned negative results from their PCR testing this week. PRO14 Rugby will examine potential dates in early 2021 to reschedule the game.”

Connacht had last weekend cashed in on Edinburgh’s post-lockdown lethargy as they inflicted a sixth straight defeat on the Scots with a 37-26 win at Murrayfield.

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