France will be without five players for the third round of the Six Nations game against Scotland to be played in Paris on 28th February after they were tested positive for Covid-19.
The latest round of testing conducted by French Rugby Federation on Saturday revealed that prop Julien Marchand and centre Arthur Vincent have reported positive.
The Les Bleus already have three players reported positive including scrum-half Antonie Dupont, prop Mohammed Haouas, winger Gabin Villiere. All five players are set to miss the game against Gregor Townsend's men as they will face isolation for minimum seven to 10 days.
Lock Swann Rebbadj and prop Jean-Baptiste Gros are also left out of the squad after they were reported to be close contacts with two team-mates from Toulon, who were tested positive.\
Meanwhile, head coach Fabien Galthie and lineout coach Karim Ghezal are also among the positively tested members in the France camp.
France currently hold the top place in the table with wins in the opening two rounds against Italy and Ireland.
Voici la liste des 31 joueurs convoqués dans le groupe #XVdeFrance à partir de ce soir à Marcoussis afin de préparer le match contre l'Écosse !— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 21, 2021
Suite à des tests complémentaires réalisés hier, Julien Marchand et Arthur Vincent ont été testés positifs à la Covid-19.#NeFaisonsXV