Wales v Scotland is only Six Nations game still scheduled to go ahead this weekend

France versus Ireland has joined Italy versus England match in being postponed due to the threat of coronavirus

Scotland will get a chance on Saturday to avenge recent defeats at the Principality Stadium. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson
Scotland will get a chance on Saturday to avenge recent defeats at the Principality Stadium. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson

SCOTLAND’S final match of the 2020 Six Nations championship against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday is set to go ahead as scheduled, but the France versus Ireland match has joined the Italy versus England match in being postponed because of concerns related to the spread of coronavirus.

The Under-20s match between Wales and Scotland on Friday night in Colwyn Bay is also set to go ahead, but the the women’s match has been postponed because a Scottish player has tested positive for Covid-19 and a further seven members of the squad are self-isolating.

A statement issued by Six Nations at lunchtime today said –

Following instructions received from the authorities in France, the decision has been made to postpone the Round 5 Guinness Six Nations match between France and Ireland.  We are still awaiting confirmation for the Women’s and U20s fixtures.

The Wales V Scotland Guinness Six Nations and U20s Six Nations matches will be going ahead as scheduled.

The fixture between Wales Women and Scotland Women is also postponed after a Scottish player tested positive for Covid-19 and a further seven members of the Scotland camp (players and management) are self-isolating.

Six Nations and its constituent Unions and federations will work closely to identify dates on which all postponed matches will take place. No immediate announcement will be made on rescheduling as we will need to discuss with all relevant stakeholders and assess the evolution of the situation.


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