Bordeaux head coach Christophe Urios says the decision by European Champions Cup organisers to declare last month’s postponed games as draws means the competition is now “rubbish”.
Seven games, including his side’s trip to Welsh region the Scarlets in December, were put on hold after strict rules came into force for travellers between France and Britain to deal with the increase in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
While restrictions are set to be relaxed by French authorities soon, the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) organisers on Tuesday decided to cancel the affected fixtures and class it as 0-0 draws, with the teams getting two log points each.
‘This competition now has no more sense. Between those who lose with no points, those who don’t play who have two points, it’s rubbish,’ Urios told reporters.
‘It annoys me because it skews the tournament,’ he added. ‘We will play the competition to the maximum knowing well it’s skewed. That’s how it is.’