France-Scotland Six Nations clash postponed due to further Covid case

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France-Scotland Six Nations Clash Postponed Due To Further Covid Case
France against Scotland will not go ahead, © PA Archive/PA Images
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By Andy Newport, PA

Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations trip to Paris on Sunday has been postponed after France reported another positive coronavirus case among their playing squad.

The game has been in major doubt all week following an outbreak among Fabien Galthie’s tournament favourites.

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Organisers ordered daily testing before announcing on Wednesday that this weekend’s Stade de France clash would go ahead following a full sweep of negatives results.

But less than 24 hours later they have been forced to shelve the Saint-Denis showdown, with the entire Les Bleus squad placed into quarantine after the French Rugby Federation reported an 11th player had contracted the virus.

The news will come as a major blow to Gregor Townsend’s Scots, who fear they will be without 10 of their biggest stars if the game is moved to a date outside of the international window.

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The Six Nations said in a statement: “The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group met today to review the situation in the French camp.

Gregor Townsend's squad will not have a game this weekend
Gregor Townsend’s squad will not have a game this weekend (Ian Rutherford/PA)

“They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations council.

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“We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course.”

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