Women’s 6N: France vs Ireland, Wales vs Scotland postponed

A number of France players have tested positive for coronavirus, with four Scotland players deemed close contacts; Another Scotland player tests positive; Italy vs England goes ahead as Red Roses chase back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams

Last Updated: 29/10/20 9:35pm

France and Scotland played out a 13-13 draw last weekend but the sides' next matches have been postponed
France and Scotland played out a 13-13 draw last weekend but the sides’ next matches have been postponed

The Women’s Six Nations matches between France and Ireland, and Wales and Scotland, have been postponed due to Covid-19.

The scheduled games in Dublin and Cardiff have been called off following positive coronavirus tests.

France’s trip on Sunday was shelved after a number of their players tested positive. The venue had earlier been switched from France to help the Irish players overcome quarantine challenges.

One Scotland player has tested positive after four others were earlier withdrawn from the squad for Sunday’s game, having been identified as close contacts of French players who tested positive following the draw between the teams in Glasgow last weekend.

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A Six Nations statement read: “These developments have made it unviable for Scotland to field a competitive team against Wales and a decision was made to also postpone this fixture.

“Six Nations Rugby will seek to reschedule both fixtures at a later date and further details will be announced in due course.

“Six Nations Rugby would like to thank everyone involved who have worked tirelessly in an attempt to stage these matches and also wish the affected players a speedy recovery.”

The Scottish Rugby Union revealed its infected player was “asymptomatic and is doing well”. No further players or staff were required to self-isolate as a result of the positive case.

England, who have already won the title, face Italy in Parma on Sunday as they seek to complete a grand slam.

Scotland also have a game in Italy outstanding.

Source : Sky Sports