Six Nations chiefs will meet on Monday for talks over the spread of coronavirus that could result in further disruption to the competition. Representatives from all Six Unions will be present for the pre-scheduled World Rugby meeting in Paris that will now also include discussions over what additional action should be taken in response to the outbreak.
Ireland’s home test against Italy was scheduled for March 7 but has already been postponed due to the potential threat posed to public health, taking with it the Women’s and U20 fixtures. England’s trip to Rome in the final round of te competition is also in doubt due to the virus’ stranglehold in northern Italy.
In the region of 20,000 Red Rose supporters are expected to descend on the Stadio Olimpico for the final game of the 2020 Six Nations and Eddie Jones’ men still in title contention ahead of their meeting with Wales on Saturday week.
The Italian Rugby authorities have cancelled all PRO14, national championship and youth games in their country this weekend.