Scotland’s Six Nations clash with Wales will go ahead after the organising committee held a meeting to consider coronavirus fears.
France v Ireland, has been cancelled and will take place later in the year, the organising committee has said. Italy’s home match against England had already been rescheduled.
Ireland’s match against Italy was postponed last week as a precaution, while Scotland Women’s meeting with France was called off after a Scotland player tested positive for the virus. The Wales Women v Scotland Women fixture has been cancelled with some Scottish players in self-isolation.
Officials met on Monday morning to consider their position as the spread of Covid-19 continues. A statement from the organising committee confirmed that France’s home match had been cancelled by the French authorities.
The statement 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 U20s fixtures.
“The Wales V Scotland Guinness Six Nations and U20s 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.”