Scotland v Fiji cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The Autumn Nations Cup match will not go ahead on November 28.

Scotland v Fiji cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak SNS Group

Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup match against Fiji has been cancelled after a coronavirus outbreak in the Fiji camp.

The game was due to be played behind closed doors at Murrayfield on November 28.

Twenty-nine Fiji players tested positive for the virus earlier this week, prompting the cancellation of the Scotland match as well as their other Group B fixtures against Italy and France.

A statement from the tournament organisers read: “The extent of infection in the Fiji camp, combined with a minimum ten-day isolation period, plus the obvious need for suitable preparation for any international test match meant that, whilst difficult, the decision was unavoidable.

“The tournament organisers remain in constant contact with the Fijian squad regarding their wellbeing and recovery which continues to be the number one priority.

“The Fiji team and the organisers are hopeful that the fourth match on December 5 against the team that will finish in 4th place in Pool A will be able to take place, subject to checks on fitness levels once the players come out of isolation and following all appropriate protocols.”

A Scottish Rugby spokesperson said: “While this is very disappointing news, we support the decision to cancel the game and wish a speedy recovery to those affected in the Fijian squad. Our focus remains fully on Sunday’s match against France.”

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