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URC forced to reschedule Cardiff versus Munster

By Ian Cameron
Gavin Coombes and Jean Kleyn of Munster after the United Rugby Championship Quarter-Final match between Ulster and Munster at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The BKT URC have rescheduled the Cardiff versus Munster fixture – that was due to take place on Friday – due to the visit of King Charles III to the city.

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The visit, which is part of Operation London Bridge, will see King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, attend a service of prayer and meet the first minister.

The drain on resources means that broadcasters simply can’t run coverage of the Round 1 game at the same time.

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The BKT URC have said in a statement: “Originally due to take place on Friday night (19:35), significant logistical challenges have occurred due to the visit of HRH King Charles III and the Queen’s Consort to Cardiff on September 16.

“Broadcast facilities for both the host broadcaster (BBC Wales) and other TV facilities providers will be engaged in the coverage of the visit and the drain on available resources has resulted in the rescheduling of the game.

“The BKT United Rugby Championship would like to thank both Cardiff Rugby and Munster for their understanding in this matter which has occurred under very unique circumstances. It is also appreciated that BBC Wales made every effort to keep the fixture in its original date and time slot.”

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