The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.
No. 8 Taulupe Faletau proved the creative spark as three tries in the final 22 minutes helped Wales hold off Italy in a 38-18 victory.
Hooker Sam Parry will make his first start for Wales, while Wales' Stephen Varney will start for Italy in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
France coach Fabien Galthie has named five debutants in a much-changed XV for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with Italy on Saturday.
The Autumn Nations Cup game between Fiji and Italy on Saturday has been called off following 29 positive COVID-19 cases within the Fiji team, tournament organisers Six Nations Rugby said on Tuesday.
Scotland dug deep to overcome Italy 28-17 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.
Scotland's Duncan Weir makes a return to the No. 10 jersey after injuries ruled our regulars Finn Russell and Adam Hastings.
England beat Italy 34-5 in Rome to win the Six Nations championship.
Exeter's Jonny Hill will make his England debut against Italy on Saturday after coach Eddie Jones named him as lock partner to Maro Itoje for the game in Rome where the Six Nations title is at stake.
Will Connors and Hugo Keenan have been handed Ireland debuts as coach Andy Farrell on Wednesday included them in the starting lineup for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium.
England have been drawn in the same group with Wales, Ireland and Georgia for the new Autumn Cup which will start in November.
England will play the final round of the Six Nations against Italy on Oct. 31, organisers announced on Wednesday.
Italy is among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The whole nation was put into lockdown as a result, turning the life of Australian rugby player Monty Ioane and his family upside down.
Italy flanker Maxime Mbanda has volunteered as an emergency ambulance driver in a bid to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu confirmed on Monday that France's final Six Nations rugby international game against Ireland had been postponed.
England's Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome on March 14 has been postponed due to coronavirus, the organisers have announced.
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A try from captain Stuart Hogg helped Scotland to their first win in this year's Six Nations, while Italy's winless run has now hit 23 matches in the competition.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to the starting team to face Italy in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Storm Ciara had a big say in the Six Nations this week, and is sure to have blown a few Fantasy Rugby squads off course.
France moved top of the Six Nations standings as they claimed a bonus point in an otherwise unimpressive 35-22 defeat of a weak Italy on Sunday.
France coach Fabien Galthie has made one injury-enforced change to his backline for the home Six Nations clash with Italy at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Everything you need to know about Week 2 of the 2020 Six Nations as fantasy managers rethink their picks after a wild opening weekend.
- ITALY6thTries Scored 1st France : 17 Tries ScoredFRA1st617
- ITALY6thPoints Difference 1st England : 44 Points DifferenceENG1st-13444