Guinness Pro14 organisers have confirmed that all scheduled fixtures, except the two cancelled matches this weekend, are to go ahead as planned, as it stands.

They say a process has already begun to find alternative dates for the postponed fixtures involving Zebre and Ospreys, and Benetton and Ulster.

The Pro14 says it is monitoring the coronavirus situation and liaising with the various Chief Medical Officers from each of the participating unions, namely the Irish, Scottish, Wales, Italian and South Africa unions.

Ireland's Six Nations games against Italy, which were to be played in Dublin and Cork next weekend, have all been cancelled. 

Munster are due to travel to Benetton Treviso on Saturday 21 March, while Connacht are due to face Zebre away on 28 March. 

They have also announced, in keeping with World Rugby practice, that any game that is cancelled with no possible alternative dates found will be declared a 0-0 draw with each team receiving two match points.

The Pro14 said: "Since last weekend, detailed scenario-planning has been ongoing and it is paramount that the wellbeing and health of teams, their supporters, staff and match officials are not compromised.

"Should the situation change Pro14 Rugby will fully abide by any instruction or restriction from the medical authorities/governments of each of our territories.

"Currently, matches will take place as scheduled unless otherwise directed by local or national authorities or governments."

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