France XV coach Fabien Galthié tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, two days after the Blues won against Ireland in the Six Nations Tournament. The French Rugby Federation indicates that another member of the management is also affected. The rest of the group, including the players, are all negative. They will be put to another test on Wednesday, eleven days before their match against Scotland.
The XV of France hoped to take advantage of a weekend without a match to recharge their batteries, it was without counting on the Covid-19. Coach Fabien Galthié tested positive on Tuesday, two days after the success of the Blues in Ireland (13-15). The technician, along with another member of his staff, was placed in solitary confinement for at least seven days.
The players spared
Also tested as part of the health protocol of the Six Nations Tournament, the players of the France team are all negative. They will be examined again on Wednesday morning, to confirm this diagnosis.
If he tests negative at the end of his isolation, Fabien Galthié could be back for the match against Scotland, scheduled for February 28. The management of the France team must announce the 31 players selected to prepare for this meeting on Wednesday evening.