'He’s doing well, he's training every day' - Fabien Galthie provides update on Antoine Dupont

Antoine Dupont was tested positive for Covid-19 last week
Antoine Dupont was tested positive for Covid-19 last week
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France head coach Fabien Galthie revealed that skipper Antoine Dupont has been 'doing well' after testing positive for Covid-19 last week.

The World Rugby Player of the Year was last seen in action on 11th December after sidelined with a knee injury and was amongst the eight players in France squad tested positive for Covid-19.

The 25-year-old is set to undergo another test this week which could decide on his availability for Toulouse as they host Racing 92 in the weekend.

"We've had an exchange. He's doing well, he's training every day," Galthie told reporters at the Six Nations' virtual launch.

"Depending on the results, he will or won't play with Toulouse.

"That's the decision of his coach Ugo Mola, and I trust him to make the best decision for the team and Antoine," he added.

Apart from Dupont, Romain Ntamack and lock Bernard Le Roux were also the other players to have contracted the virus but Galthie is confident of their recovery as they kick-start their campaign with a clash against Italy on 6th February.

"We exchange with all the players, at a distance of course," Galthie said.

"We have good news about the players and their health and mental state. They're doing well," he added.


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