Scotland women vs France women postponed after Scottish player tests positive for coronavirus

Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and France has been postponed after a Scottish player contracted coronavirus.

Scottish Rugby has confirmed that one member of the squad has been admitted to a health care facility after testing positive for the virus but is “otherwise well”.

“This decision has been taken together with Scottish Rugby, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) and Six Nations,” read a Scottish Rugby statement.

“The Six Nations CEO has been in constant contact with Scottish Rugby and is in full support of this decision. The Scottish Government has also been briefed.”

Seven other members of the women’s squad including management are also self-isolating on medical advice.


Scottish Rugby will discuss with Six Nations rescheduled dates for the matches. The tickets for the women’s Scotstoun match will remain valid.

Scottish Rugby will provide a further update in due course. No further statement will be made tonight.

LIST | A look at the day jobs of Women’s Six Nations stars

Behind the glitz and glamour of the Women’s Six Nations, many world-class players must work around the clock to fund their rugby dream.

1. Elinor Snowsill (Wales) – Healthy food company

The Wales international fly-half set up healthy food company Onest Food in 2014, continuing in her rugby career while running the business.

Snowsill started Onest by operating food vans outside gyms, but expanded to delivery following a conversation with a friend who was looking for a healthy eating plan and wanted the food delivered.

She specifically sought out those business models in order to ensure that she did not have to work on weekends so as to leave time to play rugby. Her signature dish uses an omelette style egg as a wrap.