May 02, 2021
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Ireland calls off Fiji rugby tour

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has called off its tour to Fiji due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tour was scheduled to be held in July, but the IRFU claimed it was "no longer viable" following concerns over a rise in COVID-19 cases in Fiji.

The IRFU said it would now speak to other unions in a bid to arrange an alternative test match in July.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell said he was incredibly disappointed by the cancellation of the tour as it would have been a tough rugby challenge against an excellent Fijian side and a huge opportunity for them to develop as a group and build on the progress made during the past year.

By Reginald Chandar


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