European rugby games in France postponed after Paris terror attacks

European rugby games in France postponed
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All European rugby games taking place in France this weekend are postponed after the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left at least 128 dead.

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced that all Champions Cup and Challenge Cup games taking place in France this weekend have been postponed after the Paris terror attacks on Friday night.

Almost 130 people were killed in a coordinated attack on six locations in the French capital last night, one of which was close to the Stade de France where France and Germany were playing an international friendly.

It was confirmed earlier today that the Champions Cup match due to take place in Paris between Racing 92 and Glasgow Warriors had been cancelled, and now EPCR has called off four other matches.

In the Champions Cup, Oyonnax vs. Ulster, which was due to take place today, and tomorrow's matches between Bordeaux Begles and Clermont Auvergne and Toulon and Bath have been postponed. This evening's Challenge Cup fixture between Pau and Castres will also have to be rescheduled.

A statement read: "EPCR extends its sincerest sympathies to everyone affected by the Paris attacks and as a mark of respect, all clubs competing in this weekend's remaining Champions Cup and Challenge Cup fixtures in other territories have been asked to observe a minute's silence before the games kickoff."

Tuesday's international football friendly between England and France at Wembley is also expected to be postponed.

Frightened spectators wait on the pitch at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015
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