When the scrum falls, the entire team is punished. On February 16, following two coronovirus contamination in the French group, coach Fabian Galthey and a physical trainer whose names have not been revealed, the National Rugby Center (CNR) in Marcus took on the appearance of a screening center.
What happened ?
Ten days of daily PCR testing, isolation, group change. In total: sixteen positive cases within the France team, including twelve players and four staff members. A health condition that prompted the organizing committee 6 nations tournament To postpone the match against Scotland, Scheduled for Sunday in Stade de France.
“The FFR Medical Committee met and decided to suspend training. The entire group is in isolation according to the health protocol “FFR, explained one week after implantation of the health bubble.
Who is patient?
The physical trainer and Fabian Galthey were designated as zero to each patient, leaving for a stressful environment in the Markosis. “All my actions are as per protocol. I do not understand these unfair allegations. “Responded to the coach in L’iedquipe’s column on Wednesday. If we rewind the thread, after Ireland, the players were able to find their families for four days.
When he returned to the CNR, positive cases had accumulated, with Captain Antoine DuPont and Charles Olivon. Answers to questions; Required, were many within XV of France : How do we get here? Who threw the bubble? Despite two days of calm at the heart of a confused health condition early in the week, suspicion remained.
How did the organizer react?
In the middle of the week, a reorganized group of 31 French players placed their hands on the ball during the collective session. Ten members of the U20 team, whose “Serological Tests in Immunity to Kovid-19” were also present at the training.
Together, they had learned how to maintain the match. “We continue to monitor the situation very closely and are in regular contact with the two unions”After announcing a new case within the France group, he explained to the Organizing Committee of 6 Nations on Wednesday before changing his mind the next day. With this postponement, the blues are the order of the day among the blues.
When will France take over Scotland?
A new contamination and a last-minute change on Thursday brought the Blues back into uncertainty. Meeting between france and Scotland After the 6 nations have agreed to the tournament, it can be played at the end of next week, on 6 or 7 March, or postponed until the fall. “We are working on the postponement date for this match and will communicate it in due time”, The organizing committee said.
Meanwhile, the Blues, locked in Marcusis, must take their troubles patiently before training, matches, returning to the field. The ambitions of a first Grand Slam have been put to gold since 2010, while France’s XV is awaiting its exit from the bubble.