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Fiji Rugby has confirmed that as announced by the organisers of the Autumn Nations Cup, in accordance with the tournament terms of participation, the points for these cancelled matches will be awarded to France and Italy.
“This was clear in from the beginning of the tournament that the defaulting team which in our case is us, the opposition team will be awarded the points,” said chief executive officer John O’Connor.
“It is harsh but we have to embrace it, work with it, understand the system and make it work for us,” reiterated FRU chairman Conway Beg.
O’Connor clarified that as per COVID 19 protocols, tests conducted have returned 29 positive COVID cases (management and players) within the camp and based on the recommendation of the tournament medical board, medical Team and expert advice, the players will remain in quarantine isolation and undergo further test as such the match cannot take place and has been cancelled.
“Our medical team with the support of the FFR, and Tournament medical team are continuing to closely monitor the Team since no one has any symptoms and all are healthy and doing well.
No one has required any form of medical treatment.
“Our focus now is on the health and well-being of our Team and making sure they can all return negative test.”
The Flying Fijians remaining match against Scotland scheduled for next week, will only go ahead when all tests yield negative results.
SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS
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