France have been awarded a 28-0 victory over Fiji and a bonus point after Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup game was called off following positive Covid-19 cases within the Fiji team, organisers have confirmed.

Fiji Rugby said last week that one of their players had tested positive and Six Nations Rugby added that additional tests had "resulted in another four positive cases affecting close contacts as well".

"Whilst no fault has been apportioned to Fiji Rugby, the competition rules provide that if a team is primarily responsible for a match not taking place, a 28-0 victory will be awarded to the opposition that could have played the match," they said in a statement. 

France, whose last competitive fixture was a Six Nations victory over Ireland in Paris on 31 October, return to action against Scotland on Sunday but will be without fly-half Romain Ntamack due to injury.

They are in the same Autumn Nations Cup pool as Scotland, Italy and Fiji with the overall winners facing the winners of Ireland's pool in a December decider.

Fiji, whose warm-up test against Portugal was also cancelled because three of their players tested positive, are due to play Italy on Saturday but that match is now in doubt.

"We wish the affected Fiji players well as they continue their recovery and are working closely with the Fiji team, to ensure that they are able to field a competitive team against Italy," organisers added.

A decision on the game will be taken after additional rounds of testing.