EXCLUSIVE | Wales give update on whether Scotland clash could be called off

Wales have responded to reports that their 2020 Six Nations clash against Scotland could be postponed due to the Coronavirus.

It comes amid rumours that the game would be postponed after it was confirmed Italy v England and France v Ireland are being rescheduled.

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.

Speaking to RUCK this morning, they said: “As things stand, the WalesScotland game is still set to go ahead as scheduled in Cardiff on Saturday.

They added: “Obviously things may change today dependent on government advice with the Cobra meeting later today.

“What I can guarantee is that playing it behind closed doors is not an option.”


List of Rugby union events affected by coronavirus outbreak

The following is a list of rugby union affected by a coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 1,800 people and infected more than 70,000 in China after emerging late last year in Wuhan, Hubei province.

Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 7; Italy vs. England in Rome on March 14; France vs. Ireland in Paris on March 14, postponed.

Women’s Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on March 7; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 8; Italy vs. England in Padua on March 15; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on March 15; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d’Ascq on March 15, postponed.

European Championship: Georgia vs. Russia will now be played behind closed doors

Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on Feb. 29; Treviso vs. Ulster on Feb. 29; Cardiff vs. Zebre on March 21; Treviso vs. Munster on March 21; Munster vs. Treviso on March 27; Zebre vs. Connacht on March 27, postponed.

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