The French team have released an update following the tests carried out on Sunday, February 21, which resulted in five additional players testing positive for COVID-19.
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) February 22, 2021
On Tuesday (February 23rd), the Les Bleus issued out new tests, with the latest results confirming that all the current players in the squad including management have all tested negative.
📢 Mise à jour sur la situation sanitaire #XVdeFrance
👉 Suite aux tests RT-PCR réalisés hier soir, l’ensemble des joueurs et de l’encadrement a été testé négatif à la Covid-19.
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 23, 2021
Following the positive results from Sunday that resulted in 10 players booking their spots on the sidelines against the Scotland clash, Gaëtan BARLOT, Thierry PAIVA, Cyril CAZEAUX, Baptiste PESENTI and Thomas RAMOS were selected to join the France group on Monday, February 22.
With 🔟 players ruled out due to a COVID-19 outbreak, we take a stab at predicting how France could line up— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) February 22, 2021
The return to collective training is set for Wednesday, February 24, subject to the results of tests carried out every 24 hours.