France prop Mohamed Haouas and wing Gabin Villiere are latest players in squad to test positive for Covid-19… after scrum-half Antoine Dupont and head coach Fabien Galthie also contracted virus ahead of Six Nations clash against Scotland next Sunday
- France’s Gabin Villiere and Mohamed Haouas have tested positive for Covid-19
- The pair are now in self-isolation for 10 days and will miss next week’s game
- France, who’ve won two from two, face Scotland in the Six Nations next Sunday
France wing Gabin Villiere and prop Mohamed Haouas have tested positive for Covid-19, the French federation (FFR) said on Saturday, taking the tally of positive cases in the squad to three.
Scrum-half Antoine Dupont had tested positive on Friday, days after head coach Fabien Galthie, forwards coach William Servat and another staff member returned positive tests.
All the members of the squad will be tested again on Sunday.
France wing Gabin Villiere (L) and prop Mohamed Haouas have tested positive for Covid-19
France are scheduled to play Scotland in the Six Nations at the Stade de France on February 28.
Health minister Olivier Veran announced on Thursday that anyone testing positive for COVID-19 would need to isolate for 10 days, instead of seven previously, as France looks to contain the emergence of a variant that first appeared in Britain.
As such, Villiere and Haouas will now miss the clash against Scotland next Sunday.
The FFR has been investigating a possible contamination from the rugby sevens team, who had been taking part in training sessions.
However, they have concluded that it could not be proven yet that they were the source of the contamination.