Rugby-France's Villiere, Haouas test positive for COVID-19

The FFR has been investigating a possible contamination from the rugby sevens team, who had been taking part in training sessions, but concluded that it could not be proven yet that they were the source of the contamination.

Reuters | Updated: 20-02-2021 18:37 IST | Created: 20-02-2021 18:37 IST
Rugby-France's Villiere, Haouas test positive for COVID-19

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. Scrumhalf 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 are scheduled to play Scotland in the Six Nations at the Stade de France on Feb. 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. The FFR has been investigating a possible contamination from the rugby sevens team, who had been taking part in training sessions, but concluded that it could not be proven yet that they were the source of the contamination.

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