France have been awarded a 28-0 win over Fiji after their opening match in the Nations Cup was cancelled due to Fiji players tested positive for COVID-19.
Five players from Fiji tested positive which saw organizers cancelling the match.
A statement read: “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.
“Whilst no fault has been apportioned to Fiji Rugby, the competition rules provide that if a team is primarily responsible for a match not taking place, a 28-0 victory will be awarded to the opposition that could have played the match.
“We wish the affected Fiji players well as they continue their recovery and are working closely with the Fiji team, to ensure that they are able to field a competitive team against Italy. Further updates will follow once additional rounds of testing have been completed.”