Six Nations: Scots and English Freed, Health Bubble in Question – 6 Nations

Six Nations : Ecossais et Anglais libérés, la bulle sanitaire en question

Before the third day of the tournament, XV du Chardon players, like the Blues, will spend a few days with their family. Similar scenario for English, already released and back in training on Thursday. Raising questions about the risks of contamination.

After the first two days of the six-nation tournament, the continental competition will take a break next weekend. As of now, no case of Kovid-19 has been concluded. Except, this week, the sanitary bubbles installed within each selection will be temporarily halted. At the same time as the French players would be entitled, from Thursday to Sunday, to leave the health bubble built around France’s XV, to join their families for four days, the Scots – their future rival, on February 28 at the Stade de France -, bubbles are also allowed to burst for a few days before returning to their base camp on weekends and being re-tested.

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According to information from GuardianSome XV du Chardon players may also join Pro 14 (ex-Celtic League) this weekend, according to the needs of their franchise. Same case with Welsh! The Scottish team’s star player, Racing 92’s opener, Finn Russell, will remain in the Highlands due to “septon” measures implemented by French authorities. Will not come home on weekends when the tournament is over. With seven days of separation at the borders, there would be no interest in it, ”explained Ciel etanc manager Laurent Travers recently.

English back for training on thursday

At the same time, English players – whose French will face on March 13 at Twickenham (the fourth day of the tournament) – have already been released. He will return to the XV de la Rose training camp this Thursday. So they will not be able to hit the ground on the 10th day of the girlfriends next weekend. Between the weekend posters, Bath will host Gloucester, challenge Exeter Northampton and Wasps travel to Leicester. Fabian Galthey players are prohibited, for their part, from the 17th day of the Top 14 or even from entering the walls of their respective clubs.

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English clubs did not play league matches against the top 14 when 3 and 4 days of the European Cup were recently postponed due to a health crisis and the French Sports Ministry refused to travel on the fixed channel . Which saw this as playing the postponed matches and advancing the championship day to avoid duplication.

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With this first break week, the tournament itself will face an unprecedented situation. Players who find their family or – even more complex – their club. The risk of contamination with Kovid-19 will be greatly increased. In the case of positive cases, matches can be postponed. Shattering the great success of the competition so far … a scenario happening again after the third day of the tournament, where the Blues will be re-released a few days before preparing for the last two matches and returning to play. As long as there is an epidemiological disaster …


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