Scotland's Women's Six Nations match in Wales called off after positive Covid test

Scotland’s Women’s Six Nations match against Wales has been called off after a Scottish player tested positive for coronavirus.

Scotland fought back superbly to earn a draw with France at Scotstoun last weekend.
Scotland fought back superbly to earn a draw with France at Scotstoun last weekend.

Ireland’s clash with France has also been postponed.

France’s trip to Dublin on Sunday was shelved after a number of their players tested positive. The venue had earlier been switched from France to help the Irish players overcome quarantine challenges.

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One Scotland player has tested positive after four others were earlier withdrawn from the squad for Sunday’s game in Cardiff, having been identified as close contacts of French players who tested positive following the draw between the teams in Glasgow last weekend.

The Scottish Rugby Union revealed the infected player was “asymptomatic and is doing well”. No further players or staff were required to self-isolate as a result of the positive case.

"To respect medical confidentiality Scotland Women will not name the individuals affected,” added the SRU in a statement.

A Six Nations statement read: “These developments have made it unviable for Scotland to field a competitive team against Wales and a decision was made to also postpone this fixture.

“Six Nations Rugby will seek to reschedule both fixtures at a later date and further details will be announced in due course.

“Six Nations Rugby would like to thank everyone involved who have worked tirelessly in an attempt to stage these matches and also wish the affected players a speedy recovery.”

England, who have already won the title, face Italy in Parma on Sunday as they seek to complete a grand slam.

Scotland also have a game in Italy outstanding.

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