Six Nation clash postponed after Scottish women’s player contracts coronavirus
Scotland Women's Six Nations match with France in Glasgow has been postponed after a player from the home nation contracted coronavirus.
They are being treated in "a health care facility but is otherwise well", according to Scottish Rugby.
Seven members from the playing and management staff have placed in self-isolation as they look to prevent the spread.
Two of the three scheduled men's games are going ahead, including Scotland vs France at Murrayfield, with Ireland's clash against Italy postponed last week.
The IRFU were the first governing body to make a decisive decision with the coronavirus continuing to spread.
A statement said: "At the outset we made it clear that the IRFU was supportive of the government's need to protect public health in relation to the coronavirus.
"We were then advised, formally, that the National Public Health Emergency team has determined that the series of matches should not proceed, in the interests of Public Health. The IRFU is happy to comply with this instruction.
"Ticket holders are asked to retain their tickets for now. The IRFU will be providing ticket holders with tickets for the rescheduled games or a refund, if they wish to receive one. Information on both these options will be released as soon as possible."
England then followed suit with the postponement of their game in Rome, but organisers stress it is not a cancelation.
The match at the Stadio Olympico was set to pocket the home authorities £5m – a figure they have budgeted for and made clear they cannot do without.
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