France head coach Fabien Galthie tests positive for Covid-19

Charles Ollivon scored the opening try in France's win over Ireland
Charles Ollivon scored the opening try in France's win over Ireland
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France head coach Fabien Galthie has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing ahead of the third round Six Nations clash against Scotland in Paris on 28th February.

The French Rugby Federation had already confirmed that the entire squad has been placed in isolation after a staff member was tested positive on Monday.

Even though all the players had tested negative for Covid-19, Galthié's result was described as a “suspicious and unproven case” following which he was tested again on Tuesday and was subsequently tested positive.

According to a statement released by the FFR, the squad members will be tested again two more times this week and a 31-member squad is expected to be announced on the evening of 17th February.

“In accordance with current health protocol, the two members of the staff, whose isolation began last night, will continue to isolate themselves for seven days,” read the statement.

“Their activities will continue to be carried out remotely. To date, no symptoms have been observed.

“The announcement of the 31 players for the match against Scotland will come this Wednesday evening, February 17."

France are at the top position in the Six Nations table after wins over Italy and Ireland in their opening two encounters.

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