The Six Nations organisers have moved to clarify mixed reports on potential postponements.
They confirmed that Saturday’s match between France and Ireland is to be postponed because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
However, despite reports, they insist Wales vs Scotland will go ahead as scheduled.
SIX NATIONS STATEMENT
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 U20’s fixtures.
Six Nations Statement: France v Irelandhttps://t.co/hDV8GRmaRN— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 9, 2020
The Wales V Scotland Guinness Six Nations and U20 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.