Ireland's Six-Nations game against Italy has been postponed
It's over concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak
Ireland's Guinness Six Nations game against Italy in Dublin on March 7 has been postponed due to the risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Irish Rugby Football Union announced the decision following a meeting with Irish Health Minister Simon Harris and his advisers on Wednesday.
China has reported 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths following the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus that has spread to a variety of countries, including Italy, where authorities have swiftly put in restrictions.
In a statement, the IRFU said: "The IRFU had a positive meeting with Minister Harris and his advisers today, where we requested a formal instruction as to the staging of the Ireland v Italy international matches over the weekend of March 6/8.
"At the outset we made it clear that the IRFU was supportive of the Governments' need to protect public health in relation to the coronavirus."Published: by Radio NewsHub