Italy-Fiji Nations Cup clash cancelled after 29 Fijians contract virus

Italy’s Autumn Nations Cup residence match in opposition to Fiji has been cancelled after 29 members of the visiting workforce examined constructive for coronavirus, the Italian Rugby Federation and match organisers introduced on Tuesday.

Saturday’s sport in Ancona “has been cancelled following the unfold of Covid-19 throughout the Fijian nationwide workforce, with 29 constructive circumstances recorded,” the FIR mentioned in a press release.

In a press release, the match’s organisers mentioned that “the potential impression on Fiji’s remaining matches is at the moment beneath evaluate”.

Fiji’s match in opposition to France final weekend was additionally known as off following 5 constructive circumstances among the many Pacific Islanders with the French awarded a bonus-point 28-Zero victory.

The Autumn Nations Cup itself is a product of Covid-19.

It replaces the tip of yr schedule that often sees southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, none of whom are venturing throughout the Equator this time on well being grounds, tour Europe.

Italy misplaced their opening match 28-17 to Scotland in Florence final Saturday, and subsequent play France in Paris on November 28.

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