The Covid-19 continues to spread within the XV of France. Among the 31 players who joined Marcoussis (Essonne) on Sunday to prepare for the arrival of Scotland in six days at the Stade de France, third lift of the Six Nations Tournament, 5 new positive cases were revealed this Monday morning: Captain Charles Ollivon, the back Brice Dulin, the pillar Cyril Baille, the hooker Peato Mauvaka and the 2nd row Romain Taofifenua. They have been isolated and will return to their homes.
The staff immediately called the hooker Gaëtan Barlot (Castres), the pillar Thierry Paiva (Bordeaux-Bègles), the 2nd row Cyril Cazeaux (Bordeaux-Bègles), the 3rd row Baptiste Pesenti (Pau), and the back Thomas Ramos (Toulouse).
These five positive cases come after those of Antoine Dupont, Gabin Villière, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas and Arthur Vincent, at the end of last week, that is to say ten players, practically all holders, already absent to face Scotland. . Coach Fabien Galthié, his deputies William Servat and Karim Ghezal, and another member of the staff who remained unknown are also positive and in isolation. And two elements of the framework are considered as suspicious cases … The return to collective training is set for Wednesday if no new case has appeared by then.
The question now arises seriously about the holding of the meeting. The Six Nations Committee is due to meet on Monday to make a decision. Maintenance? Report? Or package from the France team?
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