This Tuesday morning, the French Rugby Federation indicated that the new tests carried out the day before had not revealed new positive cases for the coronavirus among the players and the staff.
The XV of France can be relieved. This Tuesday morning, the official Twitter account of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) published a new (short) press release. In the latter, an update on the health situation was carried out. And the news is good: “Following the RT-PCR tests carried out last night (editor’s note: last Monday), all of the players and the management (editor’s note: the XV of France) tested negative for Covid-19 . These results relate to members of the management and players who had not tested positive. “
Negative tests which also concern all the players who have been called in as reinforcements, following the many positive tests detected in recent days, and the many absences that this has obviously resulted. A news which clearly denotes those transmitted the previous days. Indeed, the group of Blues, currently based on the side of Marcoussis, has clearly not been spared by the coronavirus, for a few days now. This Monday, for example, six new players were added to the list.
📢 Update on the health situation #XVdeFrance
👉 Following the RT-PCR tests carried out last night, all the players and the management tested negative for Covid-19.
– France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 23, 2021
A postponement of the match against Scotland?
They are Captain Charles Ollivon, but also Brice Dulin, Romain Taofifenua, Cyril Baille as well as Peato Mauvaka but also Baptiste Pesenti, who had yet been called up. In all, no less than eleven players have already withdrawn from the next meeting against Scotland. Still, this famous next match of the France team, counting for the third day of the Six Nations Tournament, is still scheduled for this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.. However, an evolution is possible at this level and this meeting could even be postponed for a week. In the meantime, a final decision on the date of this duel is expected this Wednesday.