France rugby team suspends training after another player tests COVID positive

The French Rugby Federation said the unnamed player tested positive following another round of tests late Wednesday, prompting their medical committee to suspend training.

The Associated Press February 25, 2021 16:13:57 IST
France rugby team suspends training after another player tests COVID positive

Marcoussis, France: France's rugby team suspended training on Thursday after another player tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the match against Scotland in the Six Nations.

It throws into doubt again whether Sunday's match in Paris will go ahead, with 11 players having now tested positive as well as three staff members, including coach Fabien Galthie.

The French Rugby Federation said the unnamed player tested positive following another round of tests late Wednesday, prompting their medical committee to suspend training.

“The entire group is in isolation according to health protocol,” the FFR said, adding it was in “close contact with the Six Nations committee.”

The match was given the green light on Wednesday by competition organisers after there were no positive cases in the squad for two consecutive days.

Captain Charles Ollivon and star scrum-half Antoine Dupont were among the 10 to previously test positive.

France leads the Six Nations after away wins over Italy and Ireland.

Updated Date:

also read

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das to embark on training and competition tour of Turkey in build-up to Tokyo Olympics
Sports

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das to embark on training and competition tour of Turkey in build-up to Tokyo Olympics

Apart from Chopra and fellow Olympic bound javelin thrower Shivpal Singh, country's relay racers (both 4x100m and 4x400m men and women) will be part of the 40-odd contingent that also includes coaches.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Visitors to play two-Test tour despite renewed coronavirus restrictions
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Visitors to play two-Test tour despite renewed coronavirus restrictions

Bangladesh ordered a one-week nationwide lockdown on Monday amid a record surge in infections but de Silva said the matches had been confirmed.

COVID 19 update: Mumbai reports 31 deaths in 24 hrs, highest since October; 10,030 test positive for coronavirus
India

COVID 19 update: Mumbai reports 31 deaths in 24 hrs, highest since October; 10,030 test positive for coronavirus

The growth rate of COVID-19 has increased to 1.79 percent, while the case doubling rate has dropped to 38 days, BMC said