Wales vs Scotland Six Nations game AXED due to coronavirus after growing pressure – The Sun

WALES’ Six Nations clash with Scotland – one of the few remaining sporting events that had remained on – has been added to the coronavirus scrapheap.

Rugby chiefs have bowed to the pressure to axe Saturday’s Cardiff fixture.

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The two other round five fixtures – between Italy and England and France and Ireland – had already been postponed.

The decision came despite the Welsh Rugby Union stating earlier on Friday that the Six Nations game would go ahead as planned.

The players even trained on the turf at the Principality Stadium earlier today.

A WRU statement read: "The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

"Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

"The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.

"Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option."

It's been mooted that the remaining Six Nations games could be played in October.

The postponement is just the latest sport hit by the coronavirus with fixtures and events decimated by the deadly bug.

The Premier League and EFL have postponed all games until at least April 3.

Champions League and Europa League matches have also been cancelled.

The Masters, the first golf major of the year, has been postponed while England's cricket tour of Sri Lanka has been abandoned.

Formula 1, which was due to get its 2020 under way in Melbourne this weekend, has axed the first four races of the season.

It comes as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus.

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