After having already seen their matches against France and Italy canceled, the Fijians, hit hard by the Covid-19, are also deprived of their third group match in Edinburgh. They might play the classification match in early December.
After seeing their matches against the XV of France, then Italy canceled, Fiji will not play their third meeting of the Autumn Nations Cup on November 28 at Murrayfield either. The six nations committee, organizer of this new competition, in fact decided on Friday to cancel this meeting, many players from the Pacific selection having tested positive again on Friday.
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“The extent of the infection in the Fiji camp, combined with a minimum isolation period of ten days as well as the obvious need for proper preparation for any international testing, made the decision inevitable,” said the organizers said in a statement.
If their health situation improves, the Fijians could play in the classification match against the last of Pool A (most likely Georgia) on Saturday 5 December. This will depend on the “health check” of the players on leaving the isolation period.