For Scotland to face, French staff will have to do without five positive Covid-19 holders. A new group of 31 were unveiled this Sunday.
A week before the third match of the Six Nations tournament, against Scotland on the following Sunday, cases of Covid-19 follow a second within France’s XV. The French Rugby Federation announced two new positive cases this Sunday, they relate to Toulouse hooker Julian Marchand and Montpellier center Arthur Vincent. During the first two outings of the Blues, the two holders were against Italy and then against Ireland.
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Been doing a lot. The French group now has nine cases of contamination: in addition to Marchand and Vincent, three other players (Antoine Dupont, Gabin Villier and Mohamed Haus) and four members of staff – coach Fabian Galthy, forward coach William Servat, he chief Karim Ghazal and staff Another member of the U.S. (whose identity has not been revealed) – had become infected. As a reminder, no other team in the tournament has had positive cases…
In addition to this announcement, the FFR unveiled a new group of 31 players to prepare for the reception of the XV du Chardon. No positive player is selected logically. Among the new recruits, we find: hooker Teddy Boubini (Racing 92) who replaces Julian Marchand, columnist Demba Bamba (Lyon) replaces Mohamed Haus, scrum half Maxim Luku (UBB) Antoine Dupont, seizure of winger Donovan comes after. Taofifenua (Racing 92) replaces Gabin Villière.
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Fabien Galthié and his staff have also decided to waive the recall announced at the beginning of the week, Toulonnais Jean-Baptiste Gros (initially preferred Tolousain Dorian Aldegheri) and Swan Rebbadj are considered as contact cases with RCTs. Palois Baptiste Pecenti is not being kept, he retained only four second-rows against five in the group unveiled on Wednesday, to be able to take two three-quarters center. Following the return of Arthur Vincent, Yoram Moefana (UBB) and Jonathan Danty (Stade Française Paris) were therefore called the Marcos. Promising Moefana, injured with his club (injury to a ligament between the ankle and tibia) in late December, has returned to competition this weekend. He played 55 minutes on Saturday when Bordeaux-Baigles beat Brive.
With these five packages due to Covid-19, it is a third of France’s XV that will have to be renewed compared to the coalition in Ireland. Which should logically lead to the tenures of the hooker Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle), right column Demba Bamba (Lyon), Baptiste Serin (Toulon) in the scrum, Pierre-Louis Barsi (Lyon) and Teddy Thomas at the center of the attack . (Racing 92) On one wing.
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