Scotland’s concluding 6 Nations clash in Wales is off

Despite continued confirmations earlier today that it would go ahead, Wales’ Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Principality Stadium in Cardiff tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 2:50 pm
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 2:56 pm
Captain Stuart Hogg in action for Scotland laast weekend at BT Murrayfield agasint France (picture by Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images)

The Welsh Rugby Union said it had 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”.

“While medical advice remains consistent, we have decided 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,” said the WRU in a statement.

“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.

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“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.”

Borders-born Scottish players Stuart Hogg (ex-Hawick) and Rory Sutherland (ex-Hawick and Gala) had retained their places in the starting XV for the game, with captain Hogg set to move into joint seventh place on Scotland’s all-time appearance list, overtaking recently-retired former skippers Greig Laidlaw and John Barclay to join Jason White and Nathan Hines on 77 caps.

However, it was confirmed that the U20 Six Nations fixture tonight (Friday) between Wales and Scotland will still go ahead at Stadiwm Zip World, Colwyn Bay, kicking off at 7.35pm., but behind closed doors.

Just like the senior squad, the Borders players involved in this game have kept their places from the beginning in the starting line-up.

All three players turn out for the Southern Knights – team captain Rory Darge, Mak Wilson and Jacob Henry, who scored a try last time out against France.