Major doubt over Scotland’s match with Fiji after TWENTY-NINE positive Covid tests

Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup match against Fiji has been placed into grave doubt after the latest round of Covid-19 testing produced 29 positives in the Islanders camp.

Fiji are coached by former Scotland boss Vern Cotter.
Fiji are coached by former Scotland boss Vern Cotter.

Fiji’s second Group B match, against Italy, has been cancelled and the clash with the Scots at Murrayfield on 28 November looks unlikely to take place.

The announcement about the Italy game by tournament organisers came just hours after France were awarded a 28-0 win over Fiji following the cancellation of their match last weekend due to five positive coronavirus cases in the Fijian squad.

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The clash with the Italians in Ancona scheduled for this Saturday was called off after 29 positives tests for the Fijians.

The Autumn Nations Cup organisers said in a statement: “We remain in constant contact with the Fijian squad to address the situation. The main priority at present is the welfare of all players and management.

“The potential impact on Fiji’s remaining matches is currently under review.”

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