England’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on March 14 is set to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
This comes after Ireland vs. Italy was cancelled for this coming weekend.
The Italian government have ordered all sporting events to be played behind closed doors until April 3 in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus: Italy closes sports events to fans – including Six Nations match with England https://t.co/69VYYhA3KM— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 4, 2020
However, the Italian rugby federation and the Six Nations would rather play the fixture at a later date than in an empty stadium.
Six Nations officials are meeting with the Italian and English unions on Thursday, where the decision to postpone the game is set to be finalised
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