Massive Six Nations Blow For France As Superstar Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has tested positive for coronavirus in what could be a major blow in their attempt to win a long-awaited Grand Slam. The French Rugby Federation confirm news in a statement on Friday and said the talented nine is currently asymptomatic.
Les Blue are currently in isolation after three members of the management team tested positive for coronavirus, including head coach Fabien Galthie, earlier this week.
All the players in the 31-man squad were tested and so far 11 had returned negative results, with Dupont the only one to test positive. The other results are not yet known.
The 11 players who have tested negative for the virus are Dorian Aldegheri, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon, Anthony Bouthier, Louis Carbonel, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse, Arthur Vincent.