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13th Mar 2020

Wales v Scotland has been postponed hours after initial decision to play game as planned

James Fenton

Tomorrow’s Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland has been postponed just hours after the Welsh Rugby Union issued a statement saying it would go ahead.

Earlier, it appeared that the match between Wales and Scotland at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium would go ahead after the WRU issued a statement which said ‘The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed tomorrow’s (Saturday) Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Principality Stadium will go ahead as planned.’

However, Welsh rugby’s governing body appears to have backtracked in the hours since the above communication was issued. Just after 2pm, a new statement was released which says ‘Wales’ Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Principality Stadium in Cardiff tomorrow has been postponed.

‘The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the Welsh Government 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 decision brings an end to the 2020 Six Nations Championship for the time being, with the game between Ireland and France initially scheduled for tomorrow now moved to October.