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Remainder Of Six Nations Set To Go Ahead As Planned

Remainder Of Six Nations Set To Go Ahead As Planned

Following a meeting in Paris on Monday, it was announced that based on current information all Six Nations games - bar Ireland vs Italy - will go ahead as planned.

The meeting was held to address concerns regarding the coronavirus.

Last week, Ireland's games against Italy, which were scheduled to be played this coming weekend, were postponed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy.

Ireland's other game in this year's tournament is against France in Paris on March 14th.

It is said that organisers intend to complete all games in the men's, women's and U20 championships.

A statement from the Six Nations reads:

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"The Six Nations met today in Paris to address the current situation regarding the Covid-19 Virus. Six Nations and its six unions and federations are following the situation very closely with their respective governments and relevant health authorities and will strictly follow any directive given that would impact sporting events.

"As it stands today, based on the latest information, all Six Nations matches currently scheduled are set to go ahead.
Six Nations is in contact with FIR and RFU regarding the possibility of relocating the Women's and U20 Italy vs England matches to another Italian location and we will make a further announcement on this in due course. However, the Italy vs England Senior Men's match in Rome is planned to go ahead as scheduled.

"Six Nations intends to complete all 15 games across all three championships when time allows but we will refrain from making any rescheduling announcements for the time being while we keep assessing the situation."

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