Game off as players suffer ‘lung damage’ after positive Covid-19 test

Stade Francais have called off their friendly against Toulon due to players having not recovered from lung damage caused by Covid-19.

The say a number of players from the 25 who tested positive are now showing “lung lesions due to the virus.”

“These lesions require a period of complete rest estimated for the moment at a minimum of one week and which will be added to the fortnight already observed,” read a Stade Francais statement. “Other reviews are currently underway.”

Stade Francais are due to kick off the new French Top 14 season at home to Bordeaux on Friday, 4 September.


British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV, according to the bookies

Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)

Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)


Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)

Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)


Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)

Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)


Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)

Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)


Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)

Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)

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