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Ireland's Women's Six Nations game with France called off


A coronavirus outbreak in the France camp has led to Sunday's Women's Six Nations clash with Ireland being called off. 

The match was due to be played at Donnybrook's Energia Park, having been moved from Lille's Stadium Metropole.

The Telegraph report that several members of the French backroom team - including coach Annick Hayraud - have tested positive for COVID-19.

The match would have decided who finished second behind England in the Championship.

Originally scheduled for St. Patrick's weekend, the game was among those that fell victim to the pandemic in the spring.

As the Ireland women are amateur players, they would have been forced to isolate upon their return from France for the rearranged fixture.

With that in mind, the French conceded home advantage and the game was moved to Energia Park.

It's as yet unclear as to whether the game will be forfeited or re-arranged.

There isn't a big window in which to get the game played. Ireland begin their World Cup qualifying campaign in early December.



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