Tue 16 Feb 2021 | 12:38

France's Six Nations campaign takes a huge setback

France's Six Nations campaign takes a huge setback
Tue 16 Feb 2021 | 12:38
France's Six Nations campaign takes a huge setback
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NEWS: Grand Slam hopefuls France have suffered a setback in their preparations for their round three match of the Six Nations versus Scotland on February 28.

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One member of France’s technical staff has tested positive for Covid-19 while there is also an unproven case surrounding head coach Fabien Galthie.

Consequently, the entire squad along with management have been put in isolation.

It comes after France went back on top of the Six Nations table – ahead of Wales on points difference – following their victory in Ireland eight days after they had defeated Italy in Rome.

A statement from the French rugby federation read: “Following the PCR tests carried out last night (Monday) in Marcoussis with the XV of France, all the players tested negative, a member of the technical staff tested positive, as well as a suspicious and unproven case concerning Fabien Galthie who will be tested again this morning (Tuesday).

“In accordance with health protocol, all team members and management were isolated this morning. Interactions are kept to a minimum.

“An additional test at the National Rugby Centre will be carried out on Wednesday morning for the entire selection. Tests will be carried out at home on Friday, as well as on Sunday evening at the National Rugby Centre. The announcement of the 31 players for the Scotland game will come this Wednesday evening, February 17.”

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