France's Six Nations game against Ireland postponed

The fixture will be now played at a later date
The fixture will be now played at a later date
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France's home Six Nations clash against Ireland to be played on Saturday becomes the latest fixture to be postponed following concerns of coronavirus.

This will be the third game in the tournament that will not be played in its original schedule after earlier Ireland's fixture against Italy at Aviva Stadium and Italy's clash against England at Stadio Olimpico were also postponed.

The decision also means that the final round of the tournament on 14th March will see just one game happening in Cardiff where Wales host Scotland.

Meanwhile, Wales and Scotland Women's Six Nations encounter has also been postponed after a Scottish player was tested positive for the virus.

A statement released by the tournament organisers stated that the new dates for the postponed fixtures will be announced in due course of time.

"Six Nations and its constituent unions and federations will work closely to identify dates on which all postponed matches will take place," read the statement.

"No immediate announcement will be made on rescheduling as we will need to discuss with all relevant stakeholders and assess the evolution of the situation."

England currently are at the top of the table with 13 points and are closely followed by France, who have a slightly inferior point difference while Scotland are at third with 10 points. Ireland with an extra game are at fourth with nine points.