Saracens' Championship clash with Hartpury University has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases in the Hartpury camp. 

The contest had been due to take place on Saturday at StoneX Stadium and was the final regular game of the season – with a bonus-point win needed for the hosts to secure top spot in the league ahead of their two-legged play-off contest with Ealing Trailfinders next month. 

But, after a small number of Hartpury players tested positive for Covid-19, and several other players now self-isolating as a result, the RFU decided to call the game off. 

An RFU statement read: “A Disputes Committee will meet as soon as possible to determine next steps.” 

The former European and Premiership champions lost the opening game of the season, to Cornish Pirates 25-17, but since then have got their act together with eight impressive straight victories and had been looking to continue that strong form against ninth-placed Hartpury. 

Vincent Koch and Michael Rhodes had been brought into the pack as the only two changes from the side that beat Coventry last time out.