The Six Nations Committee will meet on Wednesday to study the situation of the XV of France, which has fourteen confirmed cases of covid-19, announced this Monday the organizers of the Six Nations Tournament, less than a week after the duel of the ‘Bleus’ against Scotland.
“A decision will be made on France-Scotland. Ensuring the health and safety of all players and staff members is our number one priority. If a postponement is decided, the match would be scheduled for the closest possible date,” he explained the institution in a statement.
The committee’s vigilance group met this Monday to discuss the situation within the French team, hit hard by the pandemic.
This Monday, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced that the captain, Charles Ollivon, and four other players had tested positive, raising to fourteen the number of confirmed cases of covid in the national team and the technical team, after the coach Fabien Galthié , the mediacrum Antoine Dupont or the pillar Mohamed Haouas.
“The five positive players have already left” Marcoussis’s training center, the Six Nations statement added.
“The rest of the team, including the players who have tested negative, are with restricted movements and will not have any close contact with their teammates for the next 48 hours. All players and staff will be tested every 24 hours,” said the instance.
Leader of the Six Nations Tournament, after two victories in Italy (50-10) and Ireland (15-13), the XV of France must host Scotland this Sunday at the Stade de France before going to England on 13 March, to meet Wales the following week.
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