Six Nations clash between Wales and Scotland to go ahead

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The Six Nations game between Wales and Scotland will go ahead on Saturday in Cardiff, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) confirmed in a statement.

However, no interviews will be held with players at the traditional captains run on Friday as a precaution.

All other Six Nations games planned for this weekend have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“WRU representatives have been in dialogue with Welsh Assembly Government minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, who provided much needed clarity on the Cobra meeting held yesterday,” the WRU said in a statement.

“Throughout the WRU Board have followed the scientific advice of government, Public Health Wales and medical experts and determined that any game would be held or postponed based on that advice.

“Enhanced facilities for hand washing and sanitisation will be available at the stadium and there are measures in place to manage any issues with attendees on the day. In addition supporters are urged to follow the advice that is widely available on government websites in relation to the virus.”

The statement comes on the same day the French Rugby Federation announced it was suspending all competitions in the country.

On Thursday, the Irish Rugby Football Union suspended all domestic activity and the PRO14 postponed the competition indefinitely.

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