Challenge Cup – Bath – Toulon will be played in Gloucester on Sunday

CHALLENGE CUP – This Saturday, the match of the third day of the Challenge Cup between Bath and Toulon was postponed due to the various floods which made the lawn of the Recreation Ground impassable and access to the stadium impossible for the supporters. This meeting will finally be played on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in Gloucester.

The Toulonnais are currently waiting. As they arrived in Bath and were discovering the soaked lawn of the Recreation Ground, the Rouge et Noir attended the inspection of the ground by the match officials. They announced that the meeting which was to oppose the two teams this Saturday at 4:15 p.m. was postponed because the lawn was finally deemed impassable due to the heavy and persistent rains that have plagued the city in recent days. According to our information, the meeting will be played Sunday at 4:15 p.m.on the lawn of Gloucester. “Bath Rugby had to postpone today’s game at the Rec following a security inspection of the pitch and stadium after significant additional rainfall overnight,” said the club, before justifying:

“The River Avon exceeded its maximum capacity. The water level dropped on Friday, but there was further significant rainfall overnight and the river level is currently rising. There has been flooding in and around the entrances to the Rec and on the main access routes to the stadium, particularly at the southern end of the stadium.There is up to 20 centimeters of standing water in areas of the stadium, which means that there is no is not safe for fans to attend the game.” Joined by us, the co-head coach of the Rugby Club Toulonnais Pierre Mignoni testified: “There’s a lot of water… After that it’s the referee who decides, not us.”

While Toulon were to move to the lawn of Bath this Saturday (4:15 p.m.), the English club announced that the lawn of the Recreation Ground had been declared impassable due to heavy and persistent rain in recent days.

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Cute: “On will play the match and it’s already good”

He like his players awaiting a decision from the EPCR, which must decide on a new schedule for the meeting. “We play tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. (UK time, editor’s note) apparently, in Cardiff or Gloucester. So we’re waiting for the green light. Next ? We’re just going to go there and play the match, quite simply.” According to our information, the Toulonnais will ultimately play well at Kingsholm Stadium, at 4:15 p.m.. From Bath to Gloucester, the Toulonnais will then travel a little over an hour by bus before playing this match. The supporters of the harbor club should also be on the move. “We have a few supporters who are there and the president has organized things so that they can watch the match,” confided Mignoni.

At the heart of a funny adventure, Toulon is obviously awaiting the official decision from the EPCR, before refocusing fully on the meeting. Migoni concluded: “We adapt, we’re going to play the match and that’s already good!”

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