Tournament organisers have confirmed the crucial Six Nations Test between France and Ireland has been postponed due to the continuing threat of Covid-19.
France are currently second in the tournament standings, while Ireland sit in fourth place with a game in hand.
The sides were set to meet at the Stade de France in Paris this coming Saturday, but it will now be pushed back to a later date after the French government suspended events of more than a 1,000 people present.
‘Following instructions received from the authorities in France, the decision has been made to postpone the round-five Six Nations match between France and Ireland. We are still awaiting confirmation for the Women’s and U20’s fixtures,’ read the official Six Nations statement.
‘The Wales versus Scotland 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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