Wales v Scotland off as the 20s goes behind closed doors

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The Wales v Scotland game has finally fallen foul to the Coronavirus outbreak with the game postponed just 24 hours before it was due to kick-off.

It would have been the last Six Nations game of the weekend to survive, as well as possibly the last sporting event in the UK to go ahead with Italy v England, France v Ireland, every elite level football match and a number of other fixtures and competitions called off.

Up until this morning the Welsh Rugby Union was stating the game was going ahead, citing advice from the relevant authorities, however it has performed a u-turn on that position with the game now expected to be re-arranged for Saturday 31st October.

The Wales U20 v Scotland U20 game held tonight in Colwyn Bay will go ahead, but will be played behind closed doors at Parc Eirias. S4C will still be broadcasting the game live.

A WRU statement read, “The Welsh Rugby Union has 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.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, the WRU 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.

“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 and behind closed doors game became the only viable options.

“All tickets purchased for the match will be refunded from Tuesday 17th March 2020.”

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