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Autumn Nations Cup: Italy-Fiji canceled

Heavily affected by the coronavirus, the selection of Fiji saw its match of the 2nd day of the group stage of the Autumn Nations Cup be canceled by the organizers.

Heavily affected by the coronavirus, the selection of Fiji saw its match of the 2nd day of the group stage of the Autumn Nations Cup be canceled by the organizers.

Will the Fijians be able to defend their chances in the Autumn Nations Cup? Invited to participate in the competition, just like Georgia, alongside the Six Nations, the “Flying Fidjians” have already had to give up facing the XV of France because of the spread of the coronavirus in their ranks, with a tricolor victory enhanced over the score of 28-0 recently validated by the organizers. This time, it is their match against Italy, scheduled for Saturday, which will not be able to take place, the organizers of the competition said on Tuesday. Indeed, the latest wave of tests carried out by Fijian players have given worrying results, which will have consequences for the rest of the competition for the selection of the Pacific.

29 cases identified in the selection of Fiji!

Indeed, in a press release, the organizers of the Autumn Nations Cup have confirmed that these tests have revealed no less than 29 positive cases within the Fijian delegation. Faced with this situation, the cancellation of the Italy-Fiji match quickly became inevitable. “The tournament organizers remain in constant contact with the Fijian team to remedy this situation. The main priority at the moment is the well-being of the players and the management, assure the organizers in a press release published on Tuesday confirming the cancellation of the match against Italy. The potential consequences for the remaining matches for Fiji is currently being analyzed ”. Indeed, Fiji are due to face Scotland on November 28 on Murrayfield lawn before a classification match on December 5. Two meetings whose holding is now very uncertain.