SCARLETS' Pro14 Rainbow Cup fixture against Ulster on Saturday was called off due to positive coronavirus cases in the Irish side's squad.

Five hundred spectators were set to attend the match after the easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland - but will now receive a full refund.

It followed reports that the Irish squad were assisting four players who had tested positive for Covid-19.

With no available weekends remaining, it has been confirmed that the game will not be rescheduled, and is deemed a 0-0 draw.

Four match points will be awarded to the Scarlets, however, as the team which was not the cause of the postponement.

Scarlets had secured one win going into the scheduled weekend fixture at Kingspan Stadium.

"The Public Health Agency has been informed and Ulster Rugby is continuing to follow its internal contact tracing process," said Pro14 Rugby.

"Further PCR testing of players and staff is due to take place tomorrow [Friday] and all training at senior and academy level has been suspended until further notice.

"In making this decision both the league and Ulster followed the guidance established by the Pro14 Rugby Medical Advisory and had the full support of the Public Health Agency.

"With no available weekends remaining the game will not be rescheduled.

"As a result, Pro14 Rugby will use the protocol decided prior to the 2020-21 season whereby a game that could not be rescheduled would result in the fixture being deemed a 0-0 draw.

"But four match points would be awarded to Scarlets, who had not been the cause of the postponement.

"This protocol ensures that no artificial scoring points were added to the tries/points for and against columns."

Ulster Rugby CEO said it was the right decision to postpone the fixture.

"We appreciate the news that our upcoming fixture is cancelled will be deeply disappointing for our supporters, particularly those who were due to join us at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday," said a spokesperson.

"We are in complete agreement that the collective decision to cancel the match is the correct one.

"Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our players and staff, as well as the wider community.

"We will continue to work closely, together with the IRFU, with the Public Health Agency to ensure that we follow the necessary public health advice, as we provide support to the individuals involved."