Wales V Scotland Six Nations game postponed

The WRU has confirmed tomorrow's Six Nations fixture between Wales and Scotland has been postponed due to concerns around coronavirus.

In a statement, the Welsh Rugby Union said it had "maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from" the Welsh Government and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, "on this fast-moving issue."

It added "Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries."

"Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option."

A range of sports have had to take action to prevent the spread of the virus, with postponements hitting the Premier League and EFL until early April and all football in Scotland postponed with immediate effect.

Formula One has also been affected, while all domestic sporting action in Italy has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest.

A number of high profile figures had called for the fixture in Cardiff to be cancelled, including the leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price.

Following the decision, he said, "This is the correct decision. I completely understand the importance of Welsh rugby to our nation however health and well-being must come before everything else."

The match would have been Alun Wyn Jones' 148th test match. Credit: PA Images

The fixture was due to be captain Alun Wyn Jones' 148th test match appearance.

It would have seen him equal New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw's world record for international appearances in rugby union.