Italy to be awarded full points after cancellation of Fiji game

Italy to be awarded full points after cancellation of Fiji game

By Antonio Rahiman , Naveel Krishant
Wednesday 18/11/2020
[Photo: Getty Image]

Italy will be awarded full points after the cancellation of the game against the Flying Fijians in the Autumn Nations Cup.

29 members of the Fiji team have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Fiji Rugby Union says the names of players will not be revealed.

The next round of tests will be conducted on Friday.

The potential impact on Fiji’s remaining matches is currently under review.

Meanwhile, France was also awarded a 28-0 bonus victory for their cancelled match against Fiji on Monday.

The match was called off on Saturday following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the Flying Fijians camp where four players tested positive, forcing organisers to pull the plug on the round one match.

In a statement, the organisers stated if a team is primarily responsible for a match not taking place, a 28-0 victory will be awarded to the opposition with a bonus point.

They say no-fault has been attributed to Fiji and they were working to ensure Fiji can play safely.

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