Scotland's Six Nations game against France given green light

France skipper Charles Ollivon will miss the game on Sunday
France skipper Charles Ollivon will miss the game on Sunday
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The third round of the Six Nations game between France and Scotland will take place as per the original schedule despite the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the Les Bleus' squad.

The game on Sunday in Paris was in doubt after 10 players including captain Charles Ollivon, Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua and Brice Dulin along with three staff members including head coach Fabien Galthie was tested positive for Covid-19.

However, no fresh positive cases were reported following the tests on Monday and Tuesday following which the Six Nations officials have given green light for the encounter to take place.

“Further to a meeting of the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) this morning to review the latest tests results of the French Squad, the Six Nations confirm the plans to stage the France v Scotland match as originally scheduled this coming Sunday.

“We continue to monitor the situation very closely and are in regular contact with both unions.”

A postponement of the game would have affected Scotland's chance as they had to release 10 players from their main squad to the clubs due to World Rugby player release regulations.

France are positioned at the top of the table with wins in both their opening matches while Scotland are at fourth place.