Six Nations Rugby: France await Scotland fixture decision as Covid runs riot, Antoine Dupont


France will find out on Wednesday if this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Scotland will go ahead after captain Charles Ollivon was among five players to be ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Monday that Ollivon, Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua and Brice Dulin have been withdrawn from the squad after contracting the virus.

The new cases take the total number in the France camp to 14, including coach Fabien Galthie and scrum-half Antoine Dupont.

Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) saying it would review the situation on Wednesday although there is no suggestion as yet of postponing the match.

“A decision on whether the France v Scotland fixture can go ahead will be made at that stage,” said the TOG in a statement.

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