A Scottish Rugby spokesperson said: “While this is very disappointing news, we support the decision to cancel the game and wish a speedy recovery to those affected in the Fijian squad. Our focus remains fully on Sunday’s match against France.”
Fiji are now guaranteed to finish bottom of their pool without playing a game but tournament bosses are still hoping Vern Cotter’s team can take part in the competition in the final round of games scheduled for December 5.
In a statement, the Cup organisers said: “The extent of infection in the Fiji camp, combined with a minimum ten-day isolation period, plus the obvious need for suitable preparation for any international Test match meant that, whilst difficult, the decision was unavoidable.
“The tournament organisers remain in constant contact with the Fijian squad regarding their wellbeing and recovery which continues to be the number one priority.
“The Fiji team and the organisers are hopeful that the fourth match on December 5th against the team that will finish in fourth place in Pool A will be able to take place.”
To say that the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has not had a good week would be an understatement. First, there was the timely release of the Pacific Rugby Player Welfare documentary, Oceans Apart. Former Samoa national rugby player and PRPW CEO, Dan Leo, provided an insight into the landscape and positioning of Pacific rugby, highlighting […]