France players celebrate on the final whistle in their Six Nations match against Ireland
France’s Six Nations squad have gone into isolation following a positive Covid-19 test from a staff member.
Following Sunday’s 15-13 victory over Ireland, the French rugby federation confirmed a staff member’s positive test in a statement.
While they also revealing that while head coach Fabian Galthie returned a negative Covid-19 test, he will be re-tested today.
“Following the PCR tests carried out last night 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 Galthié who will be tested again this morning,” read the statement.
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“In accordance with health protocol, all members of the team and management were isolated this morning. Interactions are kept to a minimum. An additional test carried out at the National Rugby Center 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 Center during the rally.
“The announcement of the 31 players for the Scotland match will take place this Wednesday evening, February 17.”
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