Glasgow Warriors players safe in Paris after travelling for Racing 92 match

Published: Saturday 14th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Glasgow Warriors have said their players are safe in a hotel on the outskirts of Paris as they wait to learn if their game against Racing 92 will go ahead on Saturday.

France declared a national state of emergency and closed its borders on Friday night after more than 100 people were killed in multiple attacks in the country’s capital.

The Warriors had travelled to France for their Champions Cup opener against Racing, which is due to take place at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Colombe outside Paris on Saturday afternoon.

“We’re all safe in our team hotel on the outskirts of Paris,” a team spokesman told Press Association Sport.

With the situation still developing into the early hours of Saturday morning, Racing 92 said on Twitter it was too soon to say if the game would go ahead.

“No news on the #R92GLA match tomorrow. We will keep you informed as soon as we know more! #Staysafe #EPCR #RugbyUnited” a tweet read.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend tweeted: ” Really sad to hear what’s happening in this beautiful city. Hope all Warriors fans are safe tonight. Use #PorteOuverte if you need shelter.”

The #PorteOuverte hashtag was used on social media by Parisiens who opened their doors to those seeking shelter as the attacks took place in several locations.

Published: Saturday 14th November 2015 by The News Editor

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