France Six Nations squad in isolation after boss Fabian Galthie tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Scotland clash

SIX NATIONS favourites France have been rocked after their boss Fabian Galthie tested positive for Covid.

France shut their players away in isolation after the news.

All of the squad are set to be tested again after Galthie, plus another member of their backroom team, tested positive.

The Grand Slam chasers face Scotland after the fallow week.

The FFR said: “France Rugby Team Coach Fabien Galthie has tested positive for Covid-19 today.

"This diagnosis was made following a test this morning, in verification of a PCR test carried out the day before.

“During this test, the France group tested negative with the exception of two members of the management, including Fabien Galthie.

"In accordance with current health protocol, the two members of the staff, whose isolation began last night, will continue to isolate themselves for 7 days.

"Their activities will continue to be carried out remotely. To date, no symptoms have been observed.

"An additional test, carried out on Wednesday morning at the National Rugby Center, will be carried out with the entire France group.

"Tests will be carried out at home on Friday, as well as on Sunday evening at the National Rugby Center. 

“The announcement of the 31 players for the game against Scotland will come this Wednesday evening, February 17.”

France have impressed in their opening two Six Nations matches, where they first smashed Italy 50-10 in Rome as they ran in seven tries.

And they edged out Ireland 15-13 at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday in what was their first win in Dublin for a decade.

Following the news of the positive coronavirus test from a France squad member, Ireland immediately tweeted they have no confirmed Covid cases.

They said: "All members of the Ireland squad and backroom team undertook routine PCR testing on Monday producing no positive results.

"The group will undergo further routine testing again this week as per our protocols."

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