Covid in the Castres squad but the Munster game is destined to go on

Castres, Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup opponents, have described six circumstances of Covid-19 in their field, but tonight’s Round 3 pool recreation is nonetheless scheduled to transfer forward as prepared.

The French team verified this morning that 6 players analyzed optimistic in Wednesday’s PCR take a look at round, with all of people players asymptomatic.

They will not have to make any adjustments to the day’s squad for tonight’s match, with the announcement of yesterday’s staff getting into account the good scenarios.

“The checks carried out on Wednesday morning on the whole squad discovered 6 good cases among the gamers”, study this morning in a assertion from Castres Olympique.

“All are asymptomatic and had been immediately isolated. We desire them a superior restoration.

“The crew, unveiled yesterday at 13 (French time) in accordance to the EPCR protocol, was then composed in accordance to these scenarios.

“The perform of the match in opposition to Munster rugby is unaffected and will just take location as prepared tonight.”

Munster and Castres meet for a history 18th time this night, with a kick-off at 20:00 (Irish time) at the Stade Pierre Fabre.

Johann van Graan’s aspect would acquire a sizeable step towards the residence gain in the knockout stage if they managed to gain, though their last win there was in 2006, acquiring drawn in 2017 right before losing in 2018.

Munster: Mike Haley Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls Jack Crowley, Conor Murray Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne Peter O’Mahony (captain), Jack O’Donoghue, Gavin Coombes.

Substitutions: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, John Hodnett, Craig Casey, Jake Flannery, Shane Daly.

Castre: Thomas Larregain Antoine Zeghdar, Thomas Combezou, Pierre Aguillon, Filipo Nakosi Ben Botica, Santiago Arata Perrone Antoine Tichit, Brice Humbert, Antoine Guillamon Loic Jacquet (captain), Jack Whetton Mateaki Kafatolu, Simon Meka, Baptiste Delaporte.

Substitutions: Pierre Colonna, Julius Nostadt, Matthew Tierney, Ryno Pieterse, Hugo Hermet, Rory Kockott, Louis Le Brun, Bastien Guillemin.

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