Football and rugby matches cancelled

The winter weather has caused the cancelation of a number of big sporting events over the weekend. All this weekend’s lower league football matches were cancelled on Friday, as was the First Division match between KV Mechelen and Germinal Beerschot.

Saturday’s European Cup Rugby match between Stade Français and Ulster, that was due to be played in Brussels’ King Boudewijn Stadium,  also didn’t go ahead.

Match referee Chris White judged the frozen pitch to be too dangerous to allow the match to be played.

The match is being played in Paris on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday evening’s two big football matches have also been postponed.

League-leader Sporting Anderlecht was due to have taken on second-placed Club Brugge, while Sporting Charleroi was due to have played the Belgian league champions Standard de Liège.