Munster's postponed Champions Cup tie with Racing 92 is refixed

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Munster's postponed Champions Cup tie with Racing 92 is refixed

MUNSTER’S postponed European Champions Cup pool fixture with Racing 92 in Paris has been refixed for Saturday, January 7, 2017, the province has confirmed.

The announcement comes following the completion of discussions between EPCR, PRO12 Rugby and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby.

 The Pool 1 fixture, which was postponed following the sudden passing of Munster head coach and former captain Anthony Foley, will kick off at Stade Yves-du-Manoir at 3.45pm Irish time and will be broadcast live onSky Sports, French TV and beIN Sports.

Munster thanked EPCR, Racing 92, PRO12 Rugby, the LNR, France Télévisions, Sky Sports and beIN Sports for their understanding of the tragic circumstances surrounding the postponed match.

Munster had been due to to travel to Scotland for a Guinness Pro12 Round 13 fixture against Edinburgh on Saturday, January 7. That match has now been postponed.

Pro12 Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby, Munster Rugby and the broadcaster involved are now working to agree a new fixture date and kick-off time which will be announced in due course.