Premiership clubs likely to release Scotland players for rescheduled Six Nations game against France

Stuart Hogg plays for Exeter Chiefs
Stuart Hogg plays for Exeter Chiefs
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Scotland's postponed Six Nations against France is likely to be played on 26th March with Premiership clubs set to release players for the rescheduled fixture.

The third round game was originally scheduled to be played in Paris on 28th February but was postponed after 11 France players including skipper Charles Ollivon was tested positive for Covid-19.

With the final round of the tournament set to be played on 20th March, there were doubts about the availability of the players with the game likely to be played outside the international window.

However, according to reports, the Top 14 clubs have already agreed to release the players for a possible rescheduled date of 26th March while Premiership clubs also likely to soften their stance.

An official announcement is expected to be made by the Six Nations organizers next week.

France currently hold the second place in the Six Nations table with wins in their opening two games while Scotland, who started the tournament with a victory over England are at fifth place.

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