The Stade Francais players and coaching staff recently returned from a training camp in Nice and were tested shortly thereafter, the results indicating that up to a third of the squad have the Coronavirus.
The club has issued the following statement:
“The mandatory weekly Covid-19 test carried out by professional players at Stade Français Paris has been positive for some of them.
“The latter, asymptomatic, were immediately isolated and placed in quarantine in accordance with government directives and the instructions of the ARS. New tests will be carried out on Monday.
“New information will be given by the club depending on the evolution of the situation.”
The news has devastating consequences for Stade Francais’ preparation as the Top 14 is scheduled to get underway in just four weeks’ time.