Super Rugby and ACT Brumbies officials are monitoring health warnings in Japan as coronavirus threatens to force matches to be moved or cancelled.
The Japan soccer league has cancelled matches and there are ongoing concerns about several events, including the Olympic Games.
Super Rugby officials told The Canberra Times they would work with clubs to ensure the health and safety of players and coaches.
The Brumbies have just recovered from an outbreak of mumps, which caused chaos for two weeks and led to players, staff and coaches being put in quarantine.
The Brumbies are scheduled to play the Japan Sunwolves in Osaka on March 8. Brumbies players were briefed on the health and safety details on Tuesday.
Cancelling the match would see the teams share ladder points, which could have a massive impact on finals equations given the Brumbies would be expected to win.
The Sunwolves will play the Hurricanes in Napier this weekend before their scheduled return to Japan.
The Brumbies were expected to fly to Osaka in the middle of next week.
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They have won three of their first four games this year, including a drought-breaking win against the Waikato Chiefs last week.
But coronavirus is triggering several cancellations, including the postponment of South Korea's table tennis world championships and the latest round of J League soccer while prompting doubts about a Six Nations rugby fixture in Italy.
The table tennis titles were scheduled for March 22-29 in the southern city of Busan but will be pushed back provisionally to June 21-28, organisers say.
"Given the uncertainty and changing situation in Korea Republic amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 across the nation, the decision was made with the health and safety of players, officials and fans as the top priority," the International Table Tennis Federation said in a statement on Tuesday.
South Korean authorities have been battling a surge of new coronavirus cases that took the nation's tally to 893 on Tuesday. Nine have died from the virus in the country.
The overall death toll from the flu-like virus, which originated in China, has exceeded 2600 while more than 80,000 have been infected.
Meanwhile, Japan, which has 850 cases and has recorded four deaths, has also postponed all domestic soccer games through the first half of March.
The J League says rescheduling Wednesday's games is part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus which has forced the cancellation of many recent events, including Serie A soccer matches in Italy, and raised alarm bells for Tokyo 2020 organisers.
Six Nations officials are reportedly speaking with participating unions amid concerns about the situation in Italy where seven people have died and over 220 have fallen ill in Europe's worst outbreak.
Italy are set to host England in their final match of the Six Nations on March 14.
"Six Nations is monitoring this situation closely and is in contact with the FIR (Italian federation) and all other unions, as well as relevant local authorities and health organisations," London's Times newspaper quoted organisers as saying on Tuesday.
Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, said on Tuesday there was an estimated three-month window to decide the fate of the Olympics.
"You could certainly go to two months out if you had to," Pound said.
- with AAP