Racing-Munster fixture rearranged for January 7


European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has confirmed the postponed Champions Cup fixture between Racing 92 and Munster will be played on January 7, 2017.

The Pool 1 match was initially scheduled to take place at Stade Yves-du-Manoir on October 16, but was postponed due to the death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley.

Former Ireland international Foley died at Munster's team hotel on the eve of the game, with an autopsy subsequently revealing the 42-year-old had suffered from an acute pulmonary edema, caused by a heart rhythm disorder.

In a statement announcing the new date for the match, EPCR expressed gratitude to both teams, their respective leagues and television broadcasters for "their understanding of the tragic circumstances surrounding the postponed match, and for their collaboration during the rescheduling process".

Munster sit top of Pool 1 despite having played one game fewer than Leicester Tigers and Glasgow Warriors, the latter having been comprehensively beaten by the Irish province on an emotional afternoon at Thomond Park just six days on from Foley's passing.

Racing were beaten by Leicester in their opening fixture.