French government advises clubs postpone European matches with British teams

The decision puts a doubt over next weekend's scheduled third round of games and a meeting to discuss this year's Six Nations.

FILE: England's flanker Chris Robshaw reacts after losing the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on March 10, 2018. Picture: AFP

PARIS - The French government has recommended clubs postpone European Cup matches with British teams due to the new COVID-19 variant, according to a statement sent to AFP on Saturday.

The decision puts a doubt over next weekend's scheduled third round of games and a meeting to discuss this year's Six Nations, set to start on 6 February, will take place next week.