Irish RFU boss calls on the government to intervene in Six Nations games during an outbreak of coronavirus
Irish RFU boss tells the GOVERNMENT to decide whether to cancel Ireland’s Six Nations competition with Italy in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak – saying it is “unfair” to call
- The Irish RFU boss Philip Browne wants a directive on the collision of Ireland with Italy
- Ireland will play Italy on March 7 in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium
- The Six Nations collision threatens to be canceled due to the corona virus
- Officials want the game to be canceled in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus
- Browne believes that the government must intervene and make a decision
The Irish RFU boss Philip Browne has been struck by the government’s lack of intervention as to whether the Six Nations clash between Ireland and Italy should continue.
The deadly epidemic has spread throughout northern parts of Italy and there have been calls to prevent the disease from reaching the coast of Ireland with the game that will take place on March 7.
With competition in a chaotic period while the corona virus continues to spread, Browne finds it “unfair” to make a decision on his shoulders and wants a “directive” from the government on what measures should be taken.
IRFU boss Philip Browne is touching the government for their approach to the virus outbreak
Browne said Virgin Media News: “I think we are looking for a directive on this. Ultimately, the government is here to lead the country in public health decisions, and I think it is somewhat unfair to ask the IRFU to make such decisions.
“I think that in the end we will adhere to the guidelines we receive.
“We are going to talk to the minister at this stage and we are happy to do so.”
More than 370 people have been diagnosed with the virus in Italy, with nearly a dozen cities quarantined. Twelve people are known to have died.
Ireland’s Six Nations clash with Italy can be called off due to the corona virus outbreak
The Irish government’s emergency team on Tuesday concluded that the Aviva Stadium should not take place on March 7 due to the outbreak of the deadly corona virus in Italy.
Irish Health Minister Simon Harris made it clear that his government was opposed to Ireland adopting Italy and said: “The very clear view was that this game should not go ahead and it would pose a significant risk because a large number of people would travel from which is now an affected region. “
Allegedly hastily convened meetings will take place on Wednesday between Six Nations officials, the Irish RFU and the Irish authorities before an official decision is made.