France-Fiji rugby match will not be played on Sunday November 15 due to Covid-19 cases

The match of the autumn rugby nations cup between France and Fiji, scheduled for Vannes, will not be played Sunday, November 15 because of several players who tested positive for Covid-19 in the Fijian workforce, announced on Friday sources close to the Fijian team.

According to the Six Nations Committee, organizer of this competition, the medical commission competent for this meeting issued an unfavorable opinion on Friday morning. The Fijian selection recorded two positive cases for Covid-19 during the week and new tests were to be carried out on Thursday with results expected this Friday.

The three-quarter Semi Radradra, absent from the list of 23 players communicated Friday morning by Fiji for the meeting, is one of the infected players, according to one of the sources close to the Fijian team.

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Three other meetings

The organizer of the competition must now meet on Friday afternoon and should formalize the cancellation of the meeting. For its part, the management of the France team canceled the press conference announcing the list of 23 players, scheduled for Marcoussis on Friday noon.

After two victories in two matches, in preparation against Wales (38-21) on October 24, then against Ireland (35-27) on October 31 during the Six Nations Tournament, the XV of France was to play his third match of the autumn period Sunday in Brittany, behind closed doors.

The Blues must play three other matches, as part of the autumn cup of nations, a new competition: November 22 in Scotland, November 28 against Italy at the Stade de France as well as a classification match on 5 or December 6, the location of which remains to be determined.

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