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France's Six Nations ambitions thwarted by Covid-19?

With 10 French players, 
including skipper Charles Ollivon and star scrum-half Antoine Dupont, having now tested positive for Covid-19, as well number of backroom staff including head coach Fabien Galthié, Saturday's Six Nations fixture between France and Scotland has to be in the balance.

One thing is for sure, should the match go ahead, Scotland will never again have as good an opportunity to win in Paris. Not only will France be missing a number of key players, the rest of the squad will have been isolating since their last game and will only return to training on Wednesday, all being well.

Clearly the virus is now well established within the French squad but what I don't quite understand is - given that Fabien Galthié tested positive 2 days after the game against Ireland in Dublin on 15th February (suggesting the virus was in circulation on match day) - how come there have been no positive tests coming out of the Irish camp?

And, should the game go ahead, I am not sure how comfortable I would be if I was a Scottish player travelling to play a team amongst which Covid-19 has become rampant.

All in all it is very much going to be a case of watch this space...

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France's Six Nations ambitions thwarted by Covid-19?


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