Six Nations matches called off due to coronavirus

Farrell won't play this weekend (PA Images)
Farrell won't play this weekend (PA Images)
15:38pm, Mon 09 Mar 2020
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Wales against Scotland is the only men's Six Nations match that will go ahead this weekend due to the coronavirus.

It has already been confirmed that England v Italy will be played later in the year, but now France v Ireland has also been cancelled due to orders from the French government.

The men's clash between Wales and Scotland is due to go ahead, but the women's match has been cancelled as a player in the Scottish squad has tested positive for the virus.

A statement from the Six Nations read: "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 U20’s fixtures.

"The Wales V Scotland Guinness Six Nations and U20 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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