Coronavirus: Wales vs Scotland in Six Nations postponed
Premiership Rugby Cup final between Sale and Harlequins also off
Last Updated: 13/03/20 7:14pm
Wales' Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed.
"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."
Earlier on Friday, Welsh Rugby Union released a statement saying the match would go ahead, but they have changed their decision due to the virus.
This comes after all other Six Nations fixtures scheduled for this weekend were postponed earlier this week and last week.
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Premiership Rugby Cup final off
Sunday's Premiership Rugby Cup final between Sale and Harlequins has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was taken on Friday evening after a member of staff showed symptoms consistent with the virus. The individual has since gone into isolation.
"We're incredibly sorry to all the people who will be disappointed, however the welfare of fans, players and staff remains our first concerned and so we must postpone the game for now," a statement from Premiership Rugby read.
"We will continue to consult with DCMS, Public Health England, and our clubs; and will announce rescheduling as soon we can."