Bath

Bath’s Premiership Rugby Cup game against Exeter Chiefs has been cancelled because of coronavirus and injuries among the home side.

The match was scheduled to take place on 29 December at 19:45 GMT.

Bath saidexternal-link “a combination of Covid-related player absences and existing injuries means an insufficient number of front row forwards are available”.

The club added: “Premiership Rugby will determine the points allocation for this fixture over the coming days.”

The first league game to be postponed this season was Newcastle’s home game with Sale on Boxing Day, which was treated as per last season, with the game officially recorded as a 0-0 draw, with four points to the Falcons and two to Sale.

Bath’s Premiership game against London Irish on Monday, 3 January remains unaffected.