Scotland’s trip to play Georgia has been cancelled after six of the hosts’ players tested positive for coronavirus.
The men’s team were due to travel to Tbilisi for the Rugby test match next Saturday.
The decision to cancel was made after Scottish Rugby, World Rugby and the Georgian Union to reviewed the safety implications of the trip.
Six of the Georgia squad tested positive for Covid-19 at their camp in South Africa earlier this week.
Their match against South Africa was also called off and the players now need to isolate for 12 days ahead of further medical assessments.
Scotland’s squad had returned to graduated training at Oriam Performance Centre this week after a round of negative PCR tests allowed the team to begin preparations ahead of departing for Georgia this weekend.
However, with Scotland men’s summer schedule now concluded, players will be released back to their respective clubs on Friday.
Interim Head Coach Mike Blair said: “As a playing group and management team, we’re obviously massively disappointed as the Georgia match was a challenge we were looking forward to, especially given that our last two fixtures have been called off.
“However, like all decisions during this pandemic, player welfare must always come first, and our thoughts are certainly with those affected in the Georgian camp as we have been through a similar situation.
“It’s clearly been a frustrating couple of weeks given the positive cases and subsequent cancellations, however I can’t fault the hard work and effort put in by this group of players through what has been a tough period.
“We’ll see plenty more from them in years to come if they continue with the same drive that we’ve seen in this short time together.”