Scotland's game against Romania called-off due to Covid

The game was scheduled to take place on 10th July
The game was scheduled to take place on 10th July
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Scotland have suffered another major setback in their ongoing summer series campaign with their encounter against Romania scheduled on 10th July called-off.

The decision follows after the entire squad and staff members continue to remain in self-isolation following the positive Covid-19 cases which forced the clash between Scotland A and England A also cancelled.

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson expressed disappointment over the news but believes the right decision was made keeping in mind the players' safety.

"Player welfare is paramount in every decision that we make as an organisation, and unfortunately we've run out of time to allow our players to recover and train properly for the Romania fixture.

"We're clearly disappointed, and I feel massively for both our group of players and management, as well the Romanian Rugby Federation, however our squad's health and wellbeing must come first."

Scotland interim head coach Mike Blair is hoping for situation to improve as they look to complete the match against Georgia in Tbilisi scheduled on 17th July.

"It's clearly been a disappointing couple of days," he said.

"However, since meeting as a squad over a fortnight ago, the determination and resilience shown by this group has been evident to see, and we'll move forward with that Georgia fixture very much in focus."

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