Date set for Warriors’ Paris Challenge Cup match

Gregor Townsend's side will take on Racing 92 after the original fixture was postponed following the Paris terror attacks. Picture: Donald MacLeod
Gregor Townsend's side will take on Racing 92 after the original fixture was postponed following the Paris terror attacks. Picture: Donald MacLeod
Share this article
0
Have your say

Glasgow Warriors’ postponed European Rugby Champions Cup match against Racing 92 in Paris will take place on Saturday 9 January, it has been announced.

The match was originally scheduled to be played in round one of the competition on Saturday 14 November but was called off following the Paris attacks the previous evening.

The Warriors team and dozens of supporters were in Paris when the attacks took place.

Five Champions Cup fixtures and one match in the European Challenge Cup competition were postponed last month because of the terror attacks.

The game next month will kick off at 1pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Bath’s Champions Cup game against holders Toulon will take place on Sunday 10 January.

Meanwhile, former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland captain Al Kellock has been named as an ambassador for the 2016 
Guinness Pro12 Final at BT Murrayfield.

Kellock said: “Last year’s final was undoubtedly the most special day of my playing career.

“Scotland has a great track record of hosting major sporting events and I look forward to working with the Pro12 as an ambassador to encourage rugby fans far and wide to attend the final.”

The match will be played in Edinburgh on on 28 May, kicking off at 5:30pm, and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and free to air channels.