French Rugby squad in COVID isolation ahead of Scotland clash

France are due to play Scotland on February 28.

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France’s Rugby Union squad have been forced to self-isolate after a member of technical staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The French Federation of Rugby also confirmed that Head Coach Fabien Galthie will be subject to a re-test due to an inconclusive result. No other players have tested positive at this time.

This comes just days after the side’s Six Nations victory over Ireland, which saw them top the table in the tournament.

It will be an unwelcome distraction for the French, ahead of a big game against Scotland in two weeks’ time.

A statement from the FFR said: “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.

“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 Centre 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.”

As it stands, France will play Scotland on Sunday February 28, with kick-off at 15:00.

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