THE scrap for the European place in the Rainbow Cup final came to an underwhelming end after Benetton were given a walkover because of positive coronavirus cases at the Ospreys.

The region are working with Public Health Wales after the latest round of testing returned three positives.

That means their clash with the Italians in Bridgend has been cancelled with the visitors awarded four points, enough to put them on top of the table.

“The decision to cancel the game is a result of the mandate from Public Health Wales that all individuals who were part of the travelling party from the previous fixture are now required to self-isolate in-line with public health protocols,” read a statement from the Ospreys, who lost to Connacht in Galway last weekend.

Benetton had needed something at the Brewery Field to reclaim top spot from Glasgow, who ended their campaign with victory against Leinster last week.

They have got what they needed without having to travel to Wales and will now host the South African winners in Treviso on June 19.

The Bulls are top in South Africa and need two match points from their fixture against the Sharks on Saturday to earn the right to take on Benetton.

The Italians are in the final after having a miserable PRO14 campaign in which they lost 15 of 16 fixtures with a solitary draw.

They beat Glasgow and Connacht either side of derby wins against Zebre in the Rainbow Cup.