IRFU STATEMENT: Six Nations clash cancelled due to Coronavirus risks

first_imgWednesday Feb 26, 2020 IRFU STATEMENT: Six Nations clash cancelled due to Coronavirus risks The upcoming Ireland vs Italy Six Nations matches have officially been called off, after the IRFU met with the Irish Department of Health to discuss the matter. ADVERTISEMENTThe Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) released a statement today:“The IRFU had a positive meeting with Minister Harris and his advisors today, where we requested a formal instruction as to the staging of the Ireland v Italy international matches over the weekend of 6/8 March.“At the outset we made it clear that the IRFU was supportive of the Governments’ need to protect public health in relation to the Coronavirus.“We were then advised, formally, that The National Public Health Emergency team has determined that the series of matches should not proceed, in the interests of Public Health.“The IRFU is happy to comply with this instruction.“We will immediately begin to work with our Six Nations partners to look at the possibility of rescheduling the matches and would hope to have an update on this in the coming days.”ADVERTISEMENTThe March 7th fixture is thought to cause a significant risk due to travelling fans, after there have been reported cases and even deaths already in Italy.There have been more than 80,000 confirmed cases around the world, with 2600 confirmed dead.Fixtures:Sat, Mar 7 – Ireland vs Italy, Aviva StadiumSat, Mar 7 – England vs Wales, Twickenham StadiumSun, Mar 8 – Scotland vs France, BT Murrayfield Stadium Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img