France v Scotland Match Postponed

France v Scotland Match Postponed

The Round 3 Guinness Six Nations clash between France and Scotland has been postponed from its original date of Sunday, February 28th.

Guinness Six Nations Statement

This decision has been taken on the unanimous advice of the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group.

A Six Nations Rugby official statement said: “The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) met today to review the situation in the French Camp.

“They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations Council.

“We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.”

France have won their first two games in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations and currently top the table, while Scotland were beaten at home by Wales in Round 2 after their opening victory away to champions England.

Elsewhere in Round 3 this weekend, Ireland travel to Rome to take on Italy while later on Saturday unbeaten Wales will host defending champions England in Cardiff.

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend said: "While we fully accept the decision of the Testing Oversight Group to recommend postponing our match against France on medical grounds, it is disappointing not to be able to play this fixture on Sunday.

"We have had a good week with our players who were focussed and ready to represent their country in Paris and continue our progress in this year's Guinness Six Nations.

"Throughout this tournament, and the previous Autumn Nations Cup, we have worked hard to maintain strict Covid protocols which have enabled us to select our strongest possible teams for these important international fixtures.

"We will wait to see what options are available to play this match against France, but it remains our position that we want to have all our eligible players available to us for that fixture, so we can compete to the level we would have done this weekend.

"We wish all the French players and staff affected by Covid well in their recovery and look forward to playing them at a future date.

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