Cardiff’s Boxing Day derby clash with Scarlets in the United Rugby Championship has been called off.

A number of positive Covid-19 cases were found in the Cardiff squad.

Cardiff liaised with the URC Medical Advisory Group and Public Health Wales and it was deemed that the fixture cannot take place as scheduled.

The televised game was due to be played behind closed doors with Welsh Governmnet restrictions coming into force from 6am banning large crowds.

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The decision to limit crowds to no more than 50 people has also seen Welsh Premiership fixtures postponed. You can read more about that here.

All four of the URC games scheduled for Boxing Day have now been called off.

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