England vs Barbarians called off after breach of coronavirus rules by Baa-Baas including Chris Robshaw

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England’s match against the Barbarians at Twickenham this weekend has been called off after the RFU discovered a fresh breach of coronavirus regulations by Baa-Baas players while investigating another breach.

Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO said; “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play. However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn.

"There has been a great deal of effort put into COVID codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely, and 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.”

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