Fans react after finding out Italy v England will play in empty stadium

All Italian sporting fixtures – including the country’s Six Nations clash against England – will be played behind-closed-doors until at least April 3 due to the coronavirus.

The Italian Government has banned fans from attending any sporting event in a bid to curb the spread of the virus which has so far killed over 100 Italians.

Here’s how fans have reacted:


TEAM VOTED THE ALL-TIME SIX NATIONS XV

With the 2020 Six Nations in full swing, we wanted to know what you think the best-ever combined XV.

And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.

Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (England) – 10,758 votes


Winger: SHANE WILLIAMS (Wales) – 12,374


Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 21,392


Centre: Will Greenwood (England) – 10,697

Greenwood followed his father Dick into an England shirt. While his father was a prickly back row player, the younger Greenwood was one of the finest centres to grace the England midfield.


Winger: Tommy Bowe (Ireland) – 5,793

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