Last match standing is also called off due to health concerns over coronavirus outbreak

Six Nations Wales v Scotland Postponed

The last match standing on Six Nations Super Saturday has now also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Organisers had confirmed on Friday morning that Wales v Scotland would go ahead as planned on Saturday afternoon at the Principality Stadium, but a few hours later released another statement announcing that the fixture would be postponed.

The WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue, a postponement became the only viable option.”

Six Nations Wales v Scotland Postponed

Debut delay: WillGriff John was due to win his first cap for Wales (Getty Images)

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones had been set to equal Richie McCaw’s world record for Test appearances in the match. The second-row would have been winning his 139th cap for Wales and, when added to his nine Lions caps, he’d draw level with the former All Black on 148 Tests.

Sale tighthead WillGriff John was also due to win his first cap for Wales. Both those honours are now on hold.


What were the line-ups?

WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Nick Tompkins, Hadleigh Parkes, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, WillGriff John, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Ross Moriarty, Justin Tipuric, Josh Navidi.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rhys Carre, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Taulupe Faletau, Gareth Davies, Jarrod Evans, Johnny McNicholl.

SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (capt); Sean Maitland, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn; Adam Hastings, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Magnus Bradbury.

Replacements: Fraser Brown, Allan Dell, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Duncan Weir, Kyle Steyn.

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