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Dublin: 16 °C Friday 23 August, 2019

Snow chance of postponement of next weekend's Leicester-Munster clash

The Premiership club ‘have no concern’ over the round four fixture at Welford Road.

The scene at Welford Road this morning.
The scene at Welford Road this morning.
Image: Leicester Tigers

LEICESTER TIGERS HAVE ‘no concerns’ over the status of next Sunday’s Champions Cup re-match with Munster despite over three inches of snow falling on their Welford Road home.

The round four clash is scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm on Sunday, and Leicester are confident the game will go ahead as planned with temperatures in the East Midlands set to increase in the second half of the week.

After heavy snowfall hit many parts of Ireland and the UK over the weekend, the Welford Road pitch was this morning under a thick layer of snow, raising concerns over its condition ahead of the Pool 4 clash.

Groundsman Ed Mowe will leave the snow on the playing surface to protect it from the frost which is forecast for the area this evening and tonight, before the process to clear it begins on Tuesday.

The sub-zero temperatures are expected to make way for slightly warmer conditions (four/five degrees) from Wednesday onwards, although rain is forecast for Leicester on Sunday.

A large contingent of Munster fans are due to make the trip to Welford Road where victory for the southern province would further consolidate their position at the top of the pool.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

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