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Rugby: France coach Galthie tests positive for COVID-19

Rugby: France coach Galthie tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Italy v France - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - February 6, 2021 France head coach Fabien Galthie during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

LONDON: France's head coach Fabian Galthie has tested positive for COVID-19, the French rugby federation said, after the country's Six Nations squad went into isolation following another staff member's positive test.

Galthie had previously returned a negative COVID-19 result but he was re-tested later on Tuesday and was found to be positive for the virus.

The federation did not say where the squad is isolating.

It said in a statement that additional tests will be conducted at the National Rugby Centre on Wednesday, with more tests to be conducted on Friday and one more round of testing at the national centre on Sunday.

France, who are leading the Six Nations standings with nine points after two wins from two games, are due to face Scotland on Feb 28.

The 31-member squad for the Scotland game will be announced on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters

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