France v Scotland Six Nations date announced

A new date for Scotland’s postponed Guinness Six Nations match against France has been confirmed.

Virimi Vakatawa of France is tackled by Chris Harris (L) and Sam Johnson during last year's Six Nations match against Scotland. The sides will meet against on March 26. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images
Virimi Vakatawa of France is tackled by Chris Harris (L) and Sam Johnson during last year's Six Nations match against Scotland. The sides will meet against on March 26. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

The sides will meet at the Stade de France in Paris next Friday, March 26, with the game kicking off at 8pm UK time.

The match was originally due to be played on February 28 but was postponed three days beforehand because of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the French camp.

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Up to a dozen players were infected as well as a string of backroom staff, including head coach Fabien Galthie who was later forced to admit he had left the team’s bubble to watch his son play rugby.

A number of players also broke Covid protocols when they left the team hotel to go out for waffles while in Rome for the opening match against Italy.

The French government threatened to remove the team from the Six Nations before backing down following a review.

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