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France squad test negative for Covid-19 ahead of Six Nations clash with Scotland

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23 February 2021
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opes of France’s Six Nations fixture against Scotland going ahead on Sunday rose last night when their squad all produced negative Covid-19 tests.

France, who lead the tournament after two rounds, have had to replace 10 players in their squad after the likes of Charles Ollivon and Antoine Dupont – as well as coaches Fabien Galthie and William Servat – tested positive.

But their refreshed batch of players all tested negative last night, according to a statement from the FFR.

The Six Nations said yesterday that a decision would be made over whether the game could go ahead tomorrow evening. France’s squad will be tested again tonight.

It is possible that the game could be postponed by a week, but that raises difficulties regarding player release from clubs for both sides. Scotland say they would be without 10 players if the game is moved from its planned date.

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