Six Nations: France v Scotland in doubt because of positive coronavirus tests

Six Nations: France v Scotland in doubt because of positive coronavirus tests

Charles Ollivon in a line-out
Captain Charles Ollivon is considered one of 10 France gamers to have examined optimistic for coronavirus to date

A call on whether or not Scotland’s Six Nations match in Paris can go forward is anticipated on Wednesday after no extra coronavirus circumstances had been discovered within the newest spherical of testing.

The French Rugby Federation introduced on Monday that 5 extra gamers – together with captain Charles Ollivon – had examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Ten France gamers are isolating and will likely be unavailable for Sunday’s recreation.

Les Bleus are prime of the Six Nations desk after beating Italy and Eire.

“Making certain the well being and security of all gamers and employees is our primary precedence,” stated a Six Nations assertion.

“Ought to the choice be that the fixture can’t go forward, the match will likely be rescheduled for the earliest doable date.

“Six Nations want to want all affected gamers, coaches, and help crew a speedy restoration.”

Scottish Rugby launched an announcement saying they might be with out 10 gamers ought to the sport be rearranged for an additional date.

The earliest doable date would seem like subsequent weekend, which is a relaxation week for the event and out of doors of World Rugby’s designated worldwide window.

Beneath World Rugby laws, Scotland’s gamers based mostly in England and France will likely be launched again to their golf equipment for home obligation.

“Any postponement will have an effect on the participant launch settlement in place with golf equipment,” stated the assertion.

“We will likely be working intently with our Six Nations counterparts to press the case for this week’s recreation to go forward, ought to or not it’s medically secure to take action.”

Ollivon, Brice Dulin, Cyril Baille, Romain Taofifenua and Peato Mauvaka examined optimistic on Monday.

Mauvaka is the one one of many 10 gamers to have contracted the virus who didn’t function within the matchday 23 for the spherical two win over Eire.

The gamers and employees concerned will return dwelling to isolate and the remainder of the aspect will return to coaching on Wednesday with testing going down each 24 hours.

Star scrum-half Antoine Dupont, centre Arthur Vincent, hooker Julien Marchand, wing Gabin Villiere, and prop Mohamed Haouas are already isolating after returning optimistic assessments final week.

Head coach Fabien Galthie and assistant William Servat additionally examined optimistic earlier this week and have been isolating.

Uncapped gamers Gaetan Barlot, Thierry Paiva and Cyril Cazeaux have been known as as much as the squad, together with Baptiste Pesenti and Thomas Ramos.

Scotland are fourth within the Six Nations desk after profitable their opening recreation towards England earlier than dropping to Wales.

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