March 06, 2021
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France to continue in the Six Nations

France rugby team has been given the clearance to continue in the Guinness Six Nations clash by the French government.

This follows the findings of Les Bleus’ investigation into their coronavirus outbreak were approved.

A meeting on Friday morning between French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte, education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and sports minister Roxana Maracineanu resulted in the championship favourites allowed to continue playing in a season where away wins over Italy and Ireland were followed by the postponement of their home game with Scotland.

Maracineanu had threatened to withdraw France because of the outbreak which saw twelve players and four backroom staff, including head coach Fabien Galthie, test positive for Covid-19, forcing the postponement of last Sunday’s round three Stade de France match against the Scots.

It emerged that Galthie had left the squad’s bubble on the opening weekend to watch his son play rugby in Paris, while members of the squad also went out to eat waffles when in Rome to play Italy.

However, France has been cleared of any wrongdoing with Blanquer describing the coronavirus safety measures in place as “well developed”, although he added that “you can never be too vigilant”.

In response to the last point, Laporte has stated “now, no more leaving the hotel. It’s belt and braces”.

France will face England at Twickenham today, fellow Grand Slam chasers Wales in Paris on March 20 with their home showdown against Scotland set to be rearranged for March 26.   

By Romeka Romena  


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