Scotland’s November 28 match against Fiji has been cancelled, Autumn Nations Cup organisers have confirmed.
Fiji are yet to appear in the new tournament due to a coronavirus outbreak in their camp.
Their opener against France was called off, with Les Bleus handed a 28-0 bonus-point win, before last week’s clash with Italy likewise fell by the wayside amid 29 COVID-19 cases.
Tournament organisers have now confirmed more than a week in advance that Scotland will not be able to face Fiji either, describing the decision as “unavoidable”.
Scotland v Fiji cancelled.
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.” https://t.co/0GTW31Zjfr
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) November 20, 2020
Fiji will finish bottom of Group B but have one match remaining on December 5 against the fourth-placed team in the other pool.
This will be “subject to checks on fitness levels once the players come out of isolation and following all appropriate protocols”, an Autumn Nations Cup statement read.
It added: “The tournament organisers remain in constant contact with the Fijian squad regarding their wellbeing and recovery, which continues to be the number one priority.”