Gerry Thornley: Hard to see EPCR reversing decision on Leinster cancellation

Toulon had a similar situation last April with match in Dublin cancelled after travelling

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen. Photo: Ben Brady/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen. Photo: Ben Brady/Inpho

Leinster’s frustration, and even fury, over the decision by EPCR to cancel their scheduled Heineken Champions Cup game last Friday night in Montpellier is understandable. Their request for a review of the decision will be heard, perhaps in the coming days, by EPCR’s sporting and tournament committee, but their chances of having the gamed re-arranged look remote in the extreme.

Presuming the third and fourth rounds of the pool stages in January are completed with relatively little disruption (quite a leap of faith admittedly) the ramifications of being restricted to a maximum of 15 points are significant.

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