Munster and Leinster's St.S Stephen's Day Guinness PRO14 game has been postponed.
A statement from competition organisers on Thursday said that Leinster are investigating the results of recent Covid-19 tests among the squad and these will not be carried out in time.
The game will now be played in the New Year.
The full statement from the PRO14 on Christmas Eve read;
The Round 9 Guinness PRO14 fixture between Munster Rugby and Leinster Rugby has been postponed.
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) December 24, 2020
"The game was due to take place on Saturday, December 26 in Limerick, however, Leinster Rugby are currently investigating the outcomes of some of the results from their latest round of Covid-19 PRC testing. Results of these investigations will not be returned in time to meet guidelines set by public health authorities in order for the game go ahead as planned.
"Having considered this, the PRO14 Rugby Medical Advisory Group has agreed that this fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.
"PRO14 Rugby will examine potential dates in early 2021 to reschedule the game."
Both sides currently have seven wins from their seven games so far this season with Leo Cullen's side second in Conference A and Johann van Graan's top of Conference B.
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