Six Countries: France reports new advanced COVID tests ahead of Scottish case | Rugby Union News

France says all its players and staff have tested negative for Covid-19 in the latest test round; 10 French players made a good test last week; a decision is expected to be made on whether their match against Scotland can go ahead on Sunday

Last updated: 23/02/21 9:54 am


France did not record any other advanced cases in their most recent coronavirus test

All French players and staff have tested negative for coronavirus in a new round of tests before deciding whether their Six Nations match against Scotland can go ahead as scheduled. this weekend.

The French Rugby Federation said on Tuesday that the new tests were carried out on Monday night, following a series of coronavirus-positive tests in a French camp. This time, all the players and staff passed.

Prior to that, 10 players and three staffs had made a good impression in the upheaval that hit the French squad.

The most recent were captain Charles Ollivon, forward Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua, and Brice Dulin, full-back.

Charles Ollivon was one of five French players who tested positive on Sunday

Charles Ollivon was one of five French players who tested positive on Sunday

The Six Nations scrutiny group is to meet again on Wednesday to decide whether the match against Scotland can go ahead on Sunday in Paris.

If it does not, it is likely to be postponed for a week.

Scotland warned on Monday that delays could affect their own players.

Any delay will affect the player settlement agreement in place with clubs, who may not have more than 10 Scottish players available for selection if the match is rescheduled, the Scottish Rugby Union said. Scotland.

“We will be working closely with Six Nations peers to push the case for this week’s game to go ahead, if it would be medically safe to do so,” he said.

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