Six Nations clash could be postponed after further positive tests

Six Nations leaders France have been forced to suspended training after another player tested positive for Covid-19 before Sunday’s Six Nations match against Scotland.

The competition organisers had released a statement on Wednesday stating that the match would go ahead as planned despite an outbreak that saw 10 French players contract the virus.

The French Rugby Federation says, as a result of the latest positive case, “the entire group is in isolation” with the fixture now in serious doubt.

It adds that it is in “close contact” with the Six Nations committee.

“Following the RT-PCR tests carried out this Wednesday, 24 February in the evening and the appearance of a positive case within the squad of players, the FFR medical committee met this morning and decided to suspend training,” it said in a statement.


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