French publication Midi Olympique reported Monday morning that the final round of this year's Six Nations has been postponed until late October due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
Three games, including France vs Ireland, were due to take place pace this Saturday, March 14th.
The French sports minister announced on Monday afternoon that the game between France and Ireland has been officially postponed. Confirmation regarding the other games is yet to come.
French health minister Olivier Véran announced on Sunday that all gatherings of over 1000 people would be banned in France as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
It is said that the final round of games will now take place on October 31st.
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Ireland's game against Italy, which was due to take place in Dublin over the weekend, was postponed late last month.
Six Nations organisers have repeatedly said in statements that they intend to play all postponed fixtures, including women's and U20 games, at a later date.
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