THE French rugby squad have returned a full house of negative Covid results from the round of testing carried out last night, which will boost hopes that Sunday’s Six Nations clash can go ahead as scheduled.
The squad will be tested again tonight, and will continue to train “with restricted movement and no close contact” until a Six Nations Testing Oversight Group meets tomorrow evening to make a final call on the weekend’s match.
With 10 players (11 according to reports in France) having tested positive to Covid since Friday, the match continues to hang in the balance.
France appear keen and Scotland very keen to get the game played this weekend if safe to do so.
Scottish Rugby issued a statement last night stressing that they would be unhappy about the game being pushed back by a week because of the challenges that would raise in terms of securing player release from English and French clubs.
With a hectic fixture schedule running through to the end of the Lions tour (if it goes ahead) in mid August, finding another date in the calendar for this match would be a major headache for the tournament organisers.