Autumn tour

Three Fiji rugby players test positive for Covid-19

The Fiji Rugby Union confirmed that all players underwent a coronavirus test after arriving at their camp in Limoges, in southwest-central France.

Three members of the Flying Fijians entourage tested positive for early Covid symptoms and are now in isolation.

Three other players are in isolation at their homes in accordance with French government and club protocols.

In a statement, the FRU said none of the affected squad members are showing any Covid-19 symptoms as they await the second round of testing and are being monitored daily.

Autumn Nations Cup organisers working desperately to save fixtures after Fiji squad Covid-19 outbreak

It is understood that between five and seven Fiji players tested positive at their training base in Limoges where they will be for the next two weeks. Fiji were scheduled to play Portugal in a warm-up game on November 6 but this has been shelved.

Fiji’s first match in the Autumn Nations Cup is against France on 15 November followed by Italy on 21 November before travelling to Murrayfield to play Scotland in the final round on the 28 November.

Royal couple on two-day visit to Tonga in Oct

The newlyweds will head to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.

The trip, lasting just over two weeks, will centre around the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the Paralympics-style sports event for wounded, sick and injured service personnel.

More than 500 veterans from 18 nations will compete in 11 sports from October 20 to 27 and the couple will attend several of the events.

Harry and Meghan have only briefly visited Dublin since they married in May with the rest of their engagements all in the UK.