The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Principality Stadium will go ahead as planned despite fears about the coronavirus outbreak.


The other round five matches – Italy vs England in Rome and France vs Ireland in Paris – have both been postponed, but rugby authorities in Wales are pressing ahead with plans for its Principality Stadium fixture.

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WRU representatives have been in dialogue with Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Assembly Government minister for Health and Social Services, who provided much-needed clarity on the Cobra meeting held on Thursday.

Throughout the WRU board have followed the scientific advice of the 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.

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