Six Nations game between France and Scotland postponed

France now have a 11th player tested positive for Covid-19
France now have a 11th player tested positive for Covid-19

The third round Six Nations clash between Scotland and France has been postponed due to Covid-19.

The news follows a day after the Six Nations organisers had given the game green light despite 10 players and three staff members were tested positive for Covid-19.

However, the latest round of testing revealed a 11th player was also tested positive following which France have suspended the training.

“The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) met today to review the situation in the French camp," read a Six Nations statement.

“They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations Council. We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.”

Meanwhile, a statement released by French Rugby Federation revealed that the entire squad along with staff members are in isolation.

“Following the RT-PCR tests carried out this Wednesday, February 24 in the evening, and the appearance of a positive case within the squad of players, the FFR medical committee met this morning and decided to suspend training this day.

“The entire group is in isolation in accordance with health protocol. The FFR is in close contact with the Six Nations committee.”

The news will also be a blow to Scotland, who might have to play without 10 players if the game is rescheduled outside the international window.

"We will wait to see what options are available to play," said head coach Gregor Townsend.

"But it remains our position that we want all our eligible players available so we can compete to the level we would have this weekend."

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