Leinster supporters banned from bringing flags to Bath after failing health and safety test

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Leinster fans were not allowed to bring 1,500 flags into the Rec Stadium ahead of the Champions Cup clash against Bath on Saturday because it failed a health and safety test.

The Leinster Supporters Club issued a statement on Twitter which stated that officials at the ground didn't allow them to distribute flags which they had brought to the game.

"We brought 1500 flags over today's game and @bathrugby are refusing to let us distribute them. They are saying that the flags failed a health and safety test," Leinster Supporters tweeted.

Bath responded with a Twitter statement of their own apologising to the visiting supporters: "The flags were tested against three safety criteria and failed all three including fire. We have to take safety seriously, but we realise it's disappointing."

However, flags were distributed amongst the Bath supporters who watched their side suffer a 17-10 defeat at the hands of the Champions Cup holders.

The result sees Leinster top Pool One with ten points and Bath lie in third position without a win in the competition this season.