France will discover out on Wednesday whether or not the six-nation conflict with Scotland will happen this weekend after captain Charles Ollivon was amongst 5 gamers excluded after testing constructive for Covid-19.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) introduced on Monday that Ollivon, Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua and Brice Dulin have been faraway from the squad after contracting the virus.
The brand new instances convey the whole within the French camp to 14, together with coach Fabien Galthie and scrum half Antoine Dupont.
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The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) mentioned it might assessment the state of affairs on Wednesday, though there’s nonetheless no proposal to postpone the sport.
“At that time, a call shall be made on whether or not the sport between France and Scotland can happen,” the TOG mentioned in a press release.
“If the choice is made that the sport can not happen, the sport shall be postponed as quickly as attainable.”
The French gamers who examined constructive on Monday have all left the group, the remainder of the squad, who all examined adverse, skilled for the following 48 hours with restricted motion and with out shut contact.
“The return to collective coaching is scheduled for Wednesday, topic to the outcomes of exams carried out each 24 hours,” the affiliation mentioned in a press release.
Scottish Rugby mentioned they’re very within the sport persevering with as any postponement may imply greater than 10 gamers is not going to be accessible for a re-arranged sport as a consequence of participant launch agreements with golf equipment.
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“We are going to work carefully with our Six Nations colleagues to press the case for this sport, to maneuver ahead ought to or not it’s medically secure to take action,” learn the assertion.
Dupont examined constructive final week and had already been left off the 31-man squad for Sunday’s sport in Paris. The FFR additionally revealed that hooker Julien Marchand and heart Arthur Vincent examined constructive on Saturday.
Dupont, the Six Nations participant of the season final 12 months, reportedly is asymptomatic and will theoretically observe a seven-day quarantine and have the ability to return for the match on the Stade de France.
The French authorities is growing the size of the quarantine to 10 days from Monday.
Marchand and Vincent have been ignored, as have been prop Mohamed Haouas and winger Gabin Villiere, who examined constructive on Friday.
The uncapped striker trio Gaetan Barlot, Thierry Paiva and Cyril Cazeaux have been added to the 31-man squad on Monday, together with Baptiste Pesenti and full-back Thomas Ramos.
France prime the six-nation desk after comfortably beating Italy in Rome and beating Eire 15-13 in Dublin on February 14.
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