THE Six Nations tournament organisers have bowed to the inevitable by postponing Sunday’s clash between France and Scotland in Paris, after an 11th player in the home squad tested positive to Covid overnight.
It is not clear at this stage when the game will be played. Next weekend has been mooted as a possibility, however that will create a number of issues related to player release from clubs as it is not within World Rugby’s designated windows for international competition.
The hectic nature of the current professional rugby season means there are no obvious dates between now and August when a game can be fitted in without one team or the other, and more often than not both, facing significant challenges in terms of accessing players.
A statement from the Six Nations said:
The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) met today to review the situation in the French Camp.
They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations Council.
We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.