Coronavirus: Scotland women's rugby player tests positive

Women's Six Nations match in Glasgow called off

A member of the Scotland women's rugby team has tested positive for coronavirus.

The player has been transferred to a medical facility and the Women's Six Nations against France scheduled for Saturday night has been called off.

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Another seven Scotland players and members of the management team are self isolating.

Scotland's Women's Six Nations match against France has been called off.

The decision was taken by Six Nations in consultation with Scottish Rugby, the French Rugby Federation (FFR).

Scottish Rugby says the Scottish Government has been briefed.

The Scotland women’s team returned from northern Italy on Sunday 23 February as their Italy v Scotland Six Nations match was postponed.

Scottish Rugby has taken advice from the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and the Scottish Government but ultimately this decision to postpone rests with the rugby authorities.

Dr James Robson, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Medical officer said, “We are pleased that our player is doing well and that all the correct medical procedures have been followed and continue to be followed.

“We are working with the Scottish Government in continuing to observe and follow NHS advice.”

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