Postponed France-Scotland Six Nations game set to be played on 26th March

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend

Six Nations organisers have announced that the postponed third round game between Scotland and France will now be played on 26th March at Stade de France.

The game was originally scheduled on 28th February but was rescheduled after a Covid-19 outbreak in the France's camp after 11 players were tested positive.

The announced date falls outside the agreed international window but has been finalised after discussions with domestic competitions and clubs.

France have two wins from three games and are positioned third in the Six Nations table. They will need to beat Wales in the upcoming fixture in Paris on Saturday to have any chance of winning the Championship as Wayne Pivac's men are in hunt for their 13th Grand Slam title after registering four successive victories.

Meanwhile, Scotland started their Six Nations campaign with a 11-6 win over England but since then have lost their fixtures against Wales and Ireland with a 24-25 and 24-27 margin respectively.