The Six Nations committee could postpone the final round of the Six Nations until Halloween as concerns ramp up around the coronavirus according to reports in France.
Federations held talks on Monday and confirmed their decision, according to respected French rugby outlet Midi Olympique. This follows the postponed round four clash between Ireland and Italy as well as England's trip to face the Italians in Rome.
They have re-scheduled all the final weekend's Six Nation's fixtures for October 31 according to the report by Midi Olympique.
The spread of Covid-19 in France has forced the government over the weekend to introduce more stringent public health measures. On Sunday afternoon, health officials said there were 1,126 confirmed cases in France, an increase of 177 in 24 hours. A total of 19 people had died from the virus.
The Six Nations committee was in favour of postponing the remaining games rather than play them in front of empty stands, the French rugby paper said. It intends to reschedule all three final round games for the final weekend in October.