France captain Ollivon out as squad rocked with extra COVID-19 optimistic assessments
5 extra gamers from France’s Six Nations squad — together with captain Charles Ollivon — have examined optimistic for COVID-19, the French rugby federation (FFR) mentioned on Monday, bringing the variety of contaminated gamers to 10.
Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua, Brice Dulin and Ollivon had been the gamers who returned optimistic assessments within the newest spherical of testing on Sunday. Two members of employees are additionally suspected to have contracted the virus.
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France are scheduled to play Scotland within the Six Nations on the Stade de France in Paris on Feb. 28 and regardless of Monday’s announcement, the sport is predicted to go forward.
Centre Arthur Vincent, hooker Julien Marchand, wing Gabin Villiere, prop Mohamed Haouas and scrum-half Antoine Dupont had examined optimistic final week, together with coach Fabien Galthie and three different employees members.
The gamers who examined optimistic have been changed within the 31-man squad, with the workforce set to return to coaching on Wednesday, the FFR mentioned in a press release.
French Authorities guidelines issued final week state that anybody testing optimistic should self-isolate for 10 days.
Six Nations officers mentioned over the weekend they had been assured the sport in Paris would go forward. On the match launch final month they mentioned they might search house within the calendar for postponements fairly than cancellations within the case of COVID-19 impression.
Les Bleus lead the standings with two wins from two video games, forward of Wales on factors distinction.
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