France vs Fiji Autumn Nations Cup clash OFF due to coronavirus


rance’s meeting with Fiji in rugby’s inaugural Autumn Nations Cup has been called off following positive coronavirus cases within the Fijian camp. 

The outcome of the fixture will be determined by the Six Nations committee, with no prospect of rescheduling the fixture due to the tournament’s tight schedule. 

Fiji, whose pre-tournament warm-up test against Portugal was also cancelled because three of their players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, are due to play Italy on Nov. 21 while France face Scotland at Murrayfield the next day.

The Autumn Nations Cup was created to replace the November tests after the international schedule was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the French players have tested negative for coronavirus, the FFR said.

The Autumn Nations Cup is a new knockout competition featuring the Six Nations teams as well as Fiji and Georgia, and begins with Ireland’s meeting with Wales in Dublin on Friday night. 

Additional reporting by Reuters. 

The Autumn Nations Cup will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from November 13. Get in on the action by subscribing to Amazon Prime. It costs £7.99 a month, £79 a year or try a 30-day free trial. 

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