Keogh welcomes decision to postpone Six Nations ties
Rugby Players Ireland, the representative body for professional rugby players in the country, has welcomed the decision to postpone Ireland’s forthcoming Six Nations fixtures against Italy in light of the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking upon the announcement of the news, Simon Keogh, CEO at Rugby Players Ireland, said that as the situation continues to develop there is a need to exercise extreme caution. “The IRFU have been in contact and we have discussed the need to prioritise the health and safety of our members. The unpredictable nature of the threat posed by Coronavirus is worrying. We therefore welcome the move to postpone Ireland’s fixtures against Italy so that players and supporters are safeguarded against any potential spread.
“Whilst we appreciate the magnitude of the Six Nations Championship, a health risk of this scale undoubtedly supersedes any rugby game.”
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