Wales' Six Nations game against Scotland postponed

Principality Stadium in Cardiff was set to host the encounter
Principality Stadium in Cardiff was set to host the encounter
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Wales' final round Six Nations clash against Scotland scheduled to be played at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday becomes the latest fixture to be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.

With already England's game against Italy and France's home game against Ireland postponed, Wales' encounter against the Dark Blues was the only fixture that was set to happen but the Welsh Rugby Union felt it was unsafe for the game to go on.

"The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue," a statement says.

"Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

"The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days."

No official dates for the postponed games have been announced but the boards will be considering October as an option.

The Scottish Rugby Union acknowledged WRU's decision taken in the best interest of public.

Scottish Rugby has acknowledged the decision of the WRU to postpone tomorrow’s Guinness Six Nations match in Cardiff.

“While it is disappointing the fixture could not go ahead there are clearly wider public safety issues unfolding at this unprecedented time. We support the WRU in the difficult decision they have had to make and will continue to have strong relationship with them going forward.

“All the Scotland players and management team would like to pass on their thanks to the Scotland fans who were aiming to attend the match and share their disappointment this game now will not be played.

“The team will aim to return to Scotland at the earliest opportunity.”

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