#Cardiff Rugby

Champions Cup organisers relax Covid rules following Scarlets appeal

The organisers of the Champions Cup have urgently relaxed registration rules to help the clubs caught in travel and quarantine chaos following the rise of the omicron variant. The move by European Professional Club Rugby came after the Scarlets had earlier urged them to reconsider their position on not rescheduling Champions Cup matches. Thirty two of Scarlets’ players are currently quarantining in Northern Ireland after travel rules changed while they and other clubs were in South Africa for the United Rugby Championship.
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Cardiff return to UK

A party of 42 Cardiff staff were finally able to leave South Africa on Friday morning, after yesterday’s planned departure from Cape Town was scuppered. All but six of the group will leave, as those remaining tested positive for Covid-19. On 26 November, four United Rugby Championship sides – Cardiff,...
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Cardiff Rugby flight leaves South Africa after 24 hour delay

Cardiff Rugby left South Africa on Friday morning and are flying back to the UK via Ireland. The squad were initially due to leave South Africa on Thursday after securing a charter flight and quarantine accommodation in England. However, their original flight to Dublin was cancelled when their landing slot...

Cardiff given green light to fly home from South Africa on Friday

Cardiff are set to arrive back in the UK on Friday night after finally leaving South Africa. The travelling party of 42 was given the green light to leave Cape Town after returning negative PCR results on five consecutive days since South Africa was placed on the UK red list following the emergence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Champions Cup change player rules to help Covid-19 stranded teams

Irish province Munster as well as Welsh regions Cardiff and the Scarlets are short of squad members for their opening matches of the tournament after being stranded in South Africa following travel rule changes by their governments. Munster and Scarlets have returned to Ireland and Britain but the outfit from...

Welsh rugby ace Josh Navidi picks up All-New Isuzu D-Max

• Welsh rugby star Josh Navidi collects All-New Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. •Isuzu UK continues their partnership with the WRU as Official Automotive Partner. Isuzu UK recently handed over the keys to an All-New Isuzu D-Max V-Cross to Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) star and Brand Ambassador Josh Navidi as the pick-up professionals continue their role as Official Automotive Partner to the WRU.

Reprieve for Munster as EPCR relax player registration rules

Munster have finally been given some form of wiggle room ahead of their opening game in this season's Heineken Champions Cup. Tournament organisers EPCR have relaxed their rules on player registration before the pool stages in both the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. Munster academy manager Ian Costello is working...

Rugby: Cardiff has finally left South Africa and is planning… on Toulouse

At last. After two failed attempts, the Cardiff team was finally able to fly this Friday morning from Cape Town to Dublin. Where they will take a connection for England, Wales refusing to welcome them for their ten-day isolation. On the plane, 42 people, players and staff, tested negative five days in a row. 42 out of 48. Six members of the group, declared positive, must continue their quarantine in a hotel in Cape Town.

Cardiff plan to honour Euro ties despite losing majority of squad to quarantine

Dai Young says Cardiff will “do everything in our power” to play their Heineken Champions Cup games against Toulouse and Harlequins Cardiff have confirmed that a travelling party of 42 players and staff are due to fly out of Cape Town on Thursday.All of that group have returned negative coronavirus tests, but an additional six individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 have been transferred to a South African quarantine hotel.🗣 Dai Young has paid tribute to Cardiff Rugby’s staff following efforts to get the club home from South Africa.— Cardiff Rugby (@Cardiff_Rugby) December 1, 2021A 10-day period of quarantine on...