BREAKING NEWS: France’s Six Nations clash with Scotland is OFF after Les Bleus recorded a new Covid-19 positive test… meaning ELEVEN of their playing squad have now been infected in the last week
- The France squad are in isolation after a positive test was confirmed on Thursday
- And organisers have decided that the match on Sunday must now be postponed
- Six Nations clash against Scotland at the Stade de France will be rescheduled
- France lead the table with two wins from two as they chase a first title in 10 years
Scotland’s Six Nations trip to Paris on Sunday has been postponed after France reported another positive coronavirus case among their playing squad.
The game has been in major doubt all week following an outbreak among Fabien Galthie’s tournament favourites.
Organisers ordered daily testing before announcing on Wednesday that this weekend’s Stade de France clash would go ahead following a full sweep of negatives results.
France’s Six Nations clash against Scotland on Sunday has been postponed after a new positive Covid case in the French camp
The situation is far from ideal for France coach Fabien Galthie (L) and Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend (R) ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations clash
But less than 24 hours later they have been forced to shelve the Saint-Denis showdown, with the entire Les Bleus squad placed into quarantine after the French Rugby Federation reported an 11th player had contracted the virus.
The news will come as a major blow to Gregor Townsend’s Scots, who fear they will be without 10 of their biggest stars if the game is moved to a date outside of the international window.
The Six Nations said in a statement: ‘The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group met today to review the situation in the French camp.
France captain Charles Ollivon was one player to return a positive Covid test in the last week
‘They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations council.
‘We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.’
France are chasing a first Six Nations title since 2010 after two wins from two, while Scotland are looking to bounce back after losing to Wales in their second match following an opening win against England.
Scotland beat England in their opening Six Nations match before losing to Wales at home