Will the Covid-19 disrupt the calendar of the Six Nations Tournament? The Tournament committee announced in a press release Wednesday that the situation of the XV of France, where ten positive cases of the coronavirus were detected among the players, was studied on Monday. And that the question of a postponement of France-Scotland, third game of the French in the competition scheduled for Sunday, arises clearly.
“The TOG (Six Nations Test Oversight Group) will meet again on the evening of Wednesday February 24 to review the situation. A decision on the France – Scotland match will be made, the statement said. Ensuring the health and safety of all players and staff is our number one priority. If the decision were to go in the direction of a postponement, the match would be scheduled as soon as possible. “
Tests every 24 hours
Everything will therefore depend on the evolution of the health situation of the Blues. If postponed, the meeting could then be played on the first weekend of March, where the Blues should logically relax before a trip to England on March 13 and the reception of Wales on the 20th.
Meanwhile, the last five positive cases – captain Charles Ollivon, fullback Brice Dulin, mainstay Cyril Baille, hooker Peato Mauvaka and second row Romain Taofifenua – left Marcoussis on Monday. Tests on the French group, deprived of several members of its staff including its coach Fabien Galthié, tested positive, are now scheduled every 24 hours. Those tested negative limit the exchanges as much as possible pending a possible resumption of training on Wednesday.
Contacted, the Scottish federation indicates to “prepare normally for the meeting on Sunday”.
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