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Fiji have 29 squad members test positive to COVID-19

Fiji have 29 squad members test positive to COVID-19”

Meanwhile, France was also awarded a 28-0 bonus victory for their cancelled match against Fiji on Monday.

Fiji, whose warm-up test against Portugal was also cancelled because three of their players tested positive, were also due to play Italy on Saturday but that match has been cancelled.

Fiji Rugby announced last week that one of their players had tested positive and Six Nations Rugby added that additional tests had "resulted in another four positive cases affecting close contacts as well".

In a statement, the tournament's organisers said that "the potential impact on Fiji's remaining matches is now under review".

The main priority at present is the welfare of all players and management.

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The impact on Fiji's remaining matches two Autumn Nations Cup Tests is under review.

"Following last week's cancellation of the France v Fiji match, the tournament organisers of the Autumn Nations Cup have confirmed a decision to award a 28-0 victory with bonus point to France", read the organisers' statement.

France will belatedly play their first match when they face Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday.

They say no-fault has been attributed to Fiji and they were working to ensure Fiji can play safely.

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