The Pro14 has confirmed that both PRO14 fixtures set to take place in Italy this weekend have been postponed over fears surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak.
🚨 Important Announcement! 🚨
Both fixtures set to take place in Italy this weekend have been postponed due to the restrictions enforced by national and local authorities dealing with the threat posed by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) February 24, 2020
The Pro14 confirmed that contingency-planning around the rescheduling of the Round 13 games – Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys (14:00 local) and Benetton v Ulster (16:00 local) – are currently underway.
The restrictions on public gatherings and sporting events put in place by the Italian authorities apply in the Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions and have already seen a Women’s Six Nations game and four Serie A football fixtures postponed over the weekend.
The current restrictions are in place until Sunday, March 1, 2020.