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England A v Scotland A: Clash cancelled due to Covid cases

The Rugby Football Union said the game was off 'due to further Covid-19 positive tests in the Scotland squad'.

England A v Scotland A: Clash cancelled due to Covid cases SNS Group

Scotland’s clash with England A in Leicester on Sunday has been cancelled due to positive coronavirus tests.

The Rugby Football Union said the game, scheduled to take place at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, was off “due to further Covid-19 positive tests in the Scotland squad”.

Scotland’s preparations for the match were thrown into chaos on Friday after the Scottish Rugby Union confirmed an unnamed player had tested positive, with eight others forced to self-isolate as a precaution.

The RFU added that the game would not be rearranged.

“We are, of course, very disappointed not to be playing this match and particularly playing in front of a great crowd in Leicester,” England head coach Eddie Jones said.

“However, we understand that the safety and wellbeing of all of our teams and supporters is the most important thing, and we wish Scotland the very best.”

Scottish Rugby said the squad and management team had undergone a round of PCR testing on Saturday morning.

A statement said: “Scottish Rugby can confirm that three positive tests for Covid-19 have been returned.

“The three members of the camp that tested positive have started self-isolation and the Scottish Rugby medical team have since begun internal contact-tracing to determine those that are close contacts, and as such will also have to self-isolate as per Scottish government guidelines.”