Toulouse home match against Bradford cancelled due to restrictions

Toulouse’s home game against Bradford on June 19 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

France remains on the UK Government’s amber list, which was announced on June 3, meaning that anyone returning from France is required to isolate for at least five days on their return.

In line with the RFL board’s previous decision, part-time teams are not required to play in France due to the impact on their jobs outside of the game.

The Toulouse-Bradford match cannot be re-arranged because there are no available slots in the season. Toulouse did not enter any cup competitions and will therefore use the weekend of July 17-18 to host either Featherstone or Newcastle – provided France is on the UK Government’s green list by then.

At this stage, and provided France is by then reclassified as a green list country, the Featherstone game would be re-arranged for that weekend – unless Rovers reach the 1895 Cup final, in which case the Newcastle fixture would be rearranged.

Toulouse have yet to play at home in 2021. They continue to fulfil as fixtures as scheduled, with their players required to quarantine (other than for training) for seven days on their return to France.

The RFL board has previously ruled that Toulouse matches postponed as a result of the current quarantine regulations will not count as postponed for either Toulouse or their opponents, meaning neither them or Bradford will be penalised.

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