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World Scotland's Maitland out of Wales game after Barbarians bubble breach

00:05  27 october  2020
00:05  27 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Robshaw 'sincerely remorseful' for breach . Robshaw, Richard Wigglesworth, Sean Maitland and Jackson Wray were among the 12 players "We are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead ."

England' s match against the Barbarians is in doubt after several of the invitational side had a night out , contrary to Covid-19 rules. "The RFU scheduled the fixture to provide a warm-up game ahead of the postponed Italy v England Guinness Six Nations decider, however, it will not compromise the safety of

Sean Maitland has been ruled out of Scotland's Six Nations Championship finale away to Wales on Saturday after his part in breaches of coronavirus protocols that saw the Barbarians' game against England cancelled.

Sean Maitland et al. standing in front of a crowd: Ruled out - Scotland wing Sean Maitland (C) © Anne-Christine POUJOULAT Ruled out - Scotland wing Sean Maitland (C)

Saracens and Scotland wing Maitland, a veteran of 48 Tests, was among the players from the invitational Barbarians whose unauthorised trip to a restaurant breached efforts to maintain a hygiene bubble, with officials subsequently calling off last Sunday's match at Twickenham.

In March, Maitland scored two tries as Scotland ended title-chasing France's hopes of a Grand Slam with a shock 28-17 win at Murrayfield.

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Chris Robshaw, Richard Wigglesworth and Sean Maitland were among a group who left the team bubble for a meal out . The RFU is reviewing if this Sunday' s Quilter Cup fixture against the Barbarians can still go ahead following a breach of Covid protocols by several Barbarians players.

'mental' drinking games as they breached Covid rules leading to England game cancellation RFU chiefs pulled the England vs Barbarian game after two separate breaches Jackson Wray, Manu Vunipola and Sean Maitland are also among the group The video footage shows Robshaw and the players at the Running Horse pub in Mayfair ahead

But Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, in a Scottish Rugby statement issued Monday, confirmed the 32-year-old Maitland's absence from this weekend's trip to Llanelli.


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"We are working hard to ensure our training camp remains secure in terms of Covid protocols and, as such, Sean's actions last week with the Barbarians mean that he won't be able to rejoin our group now and we will review the situation in the coming weeks," he said.

Glasgow wing Ratu Tagive has now joined up with the squad as have the Exeter trio of Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray and Sam Skinner fresh from helping the Chiefs win the English Premiership final a week after their European Champions Cup triumph.

Scotland, currently fourth in the standings, are aiming for their first win in Wales since 2002.

The behind closed doors game has been moved to Llanelli's Parc Y Scarlets after the pandemic saw Cardiff's Principality Stadium commissioned as a field hospital by the Welsh government.

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