France and Fiji withdrew after positive Kovid tests

France and Fiji withdrew after positive Kovid tests

The French Federation announced on Friday that the autumn Nations Cup match between France and Fiji ended on Sunday due to corona virus cases within the Fiji team.

The FFR said in a statement that the Six Nations Committee would decide on Monday whether the outcome of the Group B game could be rescheduled.

The three players, who tested positive for the novel Corona Virus, are due to play in Italy on November 21, while France face Scotland the next day at Murrayfield.

The Autumn National Cup was created to replace the November Tests after the Kovid-19 pandemic disrupted the international schedule.

One of the four teams from Group I of Ireland, who begin their campaign against Wales tonight, will play in early December.

The FFR said all French players tested negative for the corona virus.

Organizer Six Nations Rugby CEO Ben Morel said: “It was a difficult and disappointing decision, but it is the only possible outcome following today’s test results.

“As we all look forward to this match, the well-being of our players and their support teams remains at the top of our list.

“We have a rigorous testing program. In this case, it’s impossible for the Fijians to field a competitive team.

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