Six Nations: France suspend training and isolating after fresh Covid-19 case within squad
New positive is the 14th case in French camp since Ireland match; France are due to host Scotland in their next Six Nations match in Paris on Sunday; Six Nations organisers had given game go ahead on Wednesday.
Last Updated: 25/02/21 12:36pm
France have suspended training and their squad is isolating after a fresh Covid-19 positive was returned among their players.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) are in contact with Six Nations organisers, who on Wednesday had given the go ahead for Sunday's match against Scotland in Paris to go ahead despite 13 positive results recorded in the French camp in the past week.
The Six Nations committee is meeting on Thursday to decide whether to postpone the fixture.
France's sports minister has asked FFR president Bernard Laporte to investigate the series of cases.
The team had only resumed contact training on Wednesday but the FFR had previously said it would conduct daily COVID-19 testing until Sunday.
A short statement said: "Following the RT-PCR tests carried out on Wednesday February 24 and the appearance of a positive case within the squad of players, the FFR Medical Committee met this morning and decided to suspend training today."
The latest result follows an outbreak last week that saw 10 French players contract the virus, while head coach Fabien Galthie was among three staff to test positive.
Captain Charles Ollivon and scrum-half Antoine Dupont are among the players in self-isolation and due to miss Sunday's match.