Six Nations rugby: 5 extra France gamers check constructive for Covid-19

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France captain Charles Ollivon was amongst 5 gamers on Monday dominated out of this weekend’s Six Nations conflict towards Scotland after testing constructive for Covid-19.

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) introduced Ollivon, Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua and Brice Dulin have been withdrawn from the squad after contracting the virus.

The brand new circumstances take the overall quantity within the France camp to 14, together with coach Fabien Galthie and scrum-half Antoine Dupont.

“With a view to isolation, the return house of gamers and workers members affected is in progress,” the federation mentioned in an announcement.

“The return to collective coaching is about for Wednesday topic to the outcomes of exams carried out each 24 hours,” it added.

Dupont, who examined constructive final week, had already been omitted from the 31-man squad for Sunday’s sport in Paris. The FFR additionally revealed that hooker Julien Marchand and centre Arthur Vincent had examined constructive on Saturday.

Dupont, the Six Nations participant of the season final yr, is reportedly asymptomatic and will, in idea, have noticed a seven-day quarantine and returned for the sport at Stade de France.

The French authorities is rising the size of quarantine to 10 days from Monday.

Marchand and Vincent have been additionally unnoticed as have been prop Mohamed Haouas and winger Gabin Villiere who examined constructive on Friday.

Uncapped forwards trio Gaetan Barlot, Thierry Paiva and Cyril Cazeaux have been added to the squad, together with back-rower Baptiste Pesenti and full-back Thomas Ramos.

France are high of the Six Nations desk after victories towards Italy and Eire. Dupont was named participant of the second spherical for his efficiency within the 15-13 win in Dublin on February 14.

(AFP)

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