Hard blow to the blues! The Blues drew the third half of the Six Nations tournament in a week against Scotland to Antoine DuPont, positive for the Kovid-19. Fullan Galthey’s XV of France key player Toulson tested positive in the first week and 31 were not called to prepare for the meeting against XV du Chardon, and neither the Julian Marian nor the Arthur Vincent Center, for a week The eighth and ninth cases were detected in the blues. Asymptomatic, the scrum half of Stade Toulouse (24 years, 29 caps) will remain isolated for the next few days.
On Saturday, it was Montpelier mainstay Mohammed Houas and Toulon winger Gabin Villier who tested positive. They are also absent from the list, just as Tolonis Jean-Baptiste Grosse and Swan Ribbudge declared “contact matters” by the Federation. Among the staff, coach Fabin Galthy, Victory coach Karim Ghazal, forward coach William Cervat and a fourth member of Blues management, Unknown, also tested positive. The training session will be done without him earlier this week. Only Laurent Labit, Rear Coach and Shaun Edwards will be able to attend defense coach sessions.
Captain Olivon (Toulon), second lines Bernard le Roux (Racing 92) and Paul Wilmsay (Montpellier), center Gayle Ficou (Stade Française), back Bryce Dulin (La Rochelle) or wingers Teddy Thomas (Racing 92) and Damien Penaud () Clermont) … appear in the group. In total, the staff of the French team has therefore made seven changes: Dorian Aldegary (Toulouse, 7 selections), Teddy Bobgain (Racing 92, 1 select) and Hasne Kollinar (Racing 92, 2) select Front Row; In Maxime Lucu (UBB, 0 sl.) Kaj, Jonathan Danty (Stade Frank, 6 cell.) And Yoram Mofana (Bordeaux-Beggles, 2 cell.) Make their presence known in the group of 31, viz. Winger Donovan Taofifenua (Racing 92, 0 sl.).
The leader of the six-nation tournament, following two successes in Italy (50–10) and then Ireland (15–13), France’s XV must receive Scotland at the Stade de France before heading to England on 13 March and then Wales. Will have to face. Next week.
Released on Wednesday evening, the players return to the Marcosis National Rugby Center to prepare for the match against Scotland the following Sunday. Greg Townsend’s Scots did not defeat the Blues at the Stade de France after a 36–22 success in 1999.
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