UPDATE | Second Six Nations postponement set to to be confirmed - Ruck

UPDATE | Second Six Nations postponement set to to be confirmed

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.

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

EVERY Six Nations Participants Highest Paid Player

France – Morgan Parra £570,000

The Clermont Auvergne scrum-half star is a precious commodity in France because he’s also a top-class goal-kicker and is a hugely popular figure with the country’s rugby watchers.

France’s Morgan Parra – Photo mandatory by-line:Graeme Truby/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 – 26/02/2011 – SPORT – RBS SIX NATIONS RUGBY – RUGBY – England v France, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London, England