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Rugby fans react with outrage at 'ridiculous' Gallagher Premiership decision
By Rugby Onslaught

Rugby fans react with outrage at ‘ridiculous’ Gallagher Premiership decision

It’s been a dramatic day in the Gallagher Premiership as it was announced that two of this weekend’s ‘Super Sunday’ clashes were to be cancelled or postponed after an outbreak of COVID 19 at Sale Sharks.

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Speculation was rife that the matches might not go ahead at midday today when Sale Sharks didn’t release a matchday team for their game against Worcester Warriors.

After hours of confusion and delay it was announced that the match between Sale Sharks would be moved to Wednesday 7th October – whilst Northampton Saints match with Gloucester was to be cancelled completely, resulting in a 20-0 forfeit win to Gloucester.

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This is how fans reacted to the controversial ruling…

Northampton Saints fans are clearly displeased that their game against Gloucester has been cancelled whilst Sale Sharks have been allowed to have their match postponed.

Many have argued that this gives Sale an advantage with a longer rest period and the added advantage of knowing what the other results are from the last round but some have argued otherwise…

Worcester Warriors also will suffer as a result of the ruling with their Champions Cup ambitions in tatters.

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Tomorrow’s four other Premiership matches are still set to go ahead with Bristol and Bath still vying for play-off positions.

What do you think about today’s cancellations? Let us know.

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