Huge Developments Regarding The Saracens vs Clermont Game
What the hell is going on?
The postponed Champions Cup, Round 3 fixture between Saracens and ASM Clermont Auvergne that was supposed to be played yesterday (Sunday, 10 December) will now be played today (Monday, 11 December) at Allianz Park with the kick-off scheduled for 5.30pm.
With continuing adverse weather conditions expected in the vicinity of the stadium, a statement yesterday revealed that it has been decided that due to health and safety concerns, the Pool 2 match will be played behind closed doors and no spectators will be permitted to attend.
EPCR say game behind closed doors. #saracens now say all fans welcome – 5.30pm KO. Clermont say game is too late and they don't want to play. . . . . . https://t.co/iLRA6ie86d
— Jonny Fordham 🏉📰 (@SunJonnyFordham) December 11, 2017
Saracens however, are now saying they refuse to accept the ruling, and will allow spectators into the game. Clermont meanwhile, are apparently set to refuse to play the game as they believe it’s on too late (6.30pm French time)
Should the game go ahead, BT Sport will be broadcasting the rescheduled fixture.
It’s open for the public.
— Schalk Brits (@SchalkBrits) December 11, 2017
Update: Saracens confirm the game will now be open to the public.
Fixture Update | @Saracens can now advise that all tickets from yesterday (General admission and Season Card Holders) are valid today and the stadium will be open for fans to come and watch the game.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) December 11, 2017