SCOTLAND’S Six Nations clash against France in Paris on Sunday has been given the green light to be played as scheduled..
The match was in doubt due to a Covid outbreak in the French squad, but after two days of all negative test results, the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) has issued the following statement:
Further to a meeting of the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) this morning to review the latest tests results of the French Squad, the Six Nations confirm the plans to stage the France v Scotland match as originally scheduled this coming Sunday. We continue to monitor the situation very closely and are in regular contact with both unions.
After two days of training alone, the French squad resumed contact training earlier today, with 10 members of the national Under-20s team taking part, which has been approved by TOG.
“These players performed the two negative RT-PCR tests before joining the France group, and will be subjected to daily PCR tests like the rest of the group,” said a statement from Fédération Française de Rugby [FFR]. “The Medical Committee declares the risk of contamination to be zero.”