The Six Nations committee will meet on Wednesday to examine the situation of the XV of France, affected by fourteen proven cases of Covid-19, the organizers of the Six Nations Tournament announced on Monday, less than a week before the Blues match against Scotland. “A decision on the France – Scotland game will be made. Ensuring the health and safety of all players and staff is our number one priority. If the decision were to be postponed, the game would be scheduled for the earliest possible date “, the body said in a statement.
The committee’s monitoring group met on Monday to discuss the situation within the France team, hit hard by the pandemic. Earlier today, the FFR announced that captain Charles Ollivon and four other players had tested positive, bringing the number of proven Covid cases to fourteen within the selection and management, after the coach Fabien Galthié, scrum half Antoine Dupont (Toulouse) or pillar Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier).
“The five positive players have now left the training base. The rest of the squad, all of whom have tested negative, are in restricted movement and will have no close contact with their teammates for the next 48 hours. All players and staff will be tested every 24 hours “ adds the Six Nations press release.
Leader of the Six Nations Tournament, after two successes in Italy (50-10) and then in Ireland (15-13), the XV of France must receive Scotland, Sunday February 28, at the Stade de France before going to England on March 13 and then face Wales the following week.