Scotland men's team will no longer travel to Tbilisi for next week's test match following a host of positive Covid tests in the Georgian camp.

The news was confirmed this morning after six members of the Georgia squad provided positive results from South Africa this week.

Georgia's match against the Springboks will now be cancelled and, with a 12-day isolation period in force as well as further medical examinations, the Scots came to an agreement with their opponents to scrap the fixture as safety is "paramount".

Scotland's players will now be released back to their clubs as their summer schedule comes to an end.

Interim Head Coach Mike Blair said: “As a playing group and management team, we’re obviously massively disappointed as the Georgia match was a challenge we were looking forward to, especially given that our last two fixtures have been called off.

“However, like all decisions during this pandemic, player welfare must always come first, and our thoughts are certainly with those affected in the Georgian camp as we have been through a similar situation.

“It’s clearly been a frustrating couple of weeks given the positive cases and subsequent cancellations, however I can’t fault the hard work and effort put in by this group of players through what has been a tough period.

“We’ll see plenty more from them in years to come if they continue with the same drive that we’ve seen in this short time together."