France squad in isolation after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

France are set to face Scotland next on 28th February
France are set to face Scotland next on 28th February

France's Six Nations squad have been placed in isolation after a staff member was tested positive for Covid-19.

The latest round of testing though saw all the players test negative while head coach Fabian Galthie will be tested again on Tuesday after he had an unproven case.

A statement released by French Rugby Federation said an additional tests will be conducted later in the week with a 31-member squad in contention to face Scotland will be named on Wednesday.

"Following the PCR tests carried out last night (Monday) 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 protocols, all members of the team and management were isolated this morning. Interactions are kept to a minimum.

"An additional test will be carried out at the National Rugby Centre on Wednesday morning for the entire selection. Tests will be carried out at home on Friday, as well as on Sunday evening upon regathering at the National Rugby Centre.

"The announcement of the 31 players for the Scotland match will take place on Wednesday evening, February 17."

France currently hold the top place in the Six Nations table with wins in both their games and will face Scotland next in the third round on 28th February in Paris.

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