Ulster's New Year's Day derby clash off due to Covid outbreak

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Ulster's New Year’s Day derby against Leinster in Belfast has been called off due to Covid cases.

It's the second United Rugby Championship clash to fall foul of the outbreak in the Ulster squad.

Last weekend's scheduled game against Connacht was also postponed. 

Coronavirus issues at both Dragons and Cardiff mean their planned round nine fixture will also be rearranged, along with Glasgow's trip to Edinburgh on January 2.

"The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the medical teams at Cardiff, Dragons, Glasgow Warriors, Ulster and their respective health authorities and deemed that these fixtures cannot go ahead as scheduled," a URC statement read.

"The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule these games."

Ulster are due to travel to Thomond Park to face Munster on January 8.

Ulster's New Year’s Day derby against Leinster at Kingspan Stadium has been postponed due to Covid cases

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