The French rugby team sevens was forced to resign from the restart tournament in Madrid this weekend due to several cases of Covid-19, announced the French Rugby Federation.
“The France 7 team, in training at Canet-en-Roussillon, was placed in isolation for seven days after positive cases of COVID-19“, said the FFR in a statement. After almost a year of hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Madrid tournament marks the great comeback of rugby seven, five months before the Tokyo Olympics. The French had to face to the United States, Argentina, Kenya, Spain and Portugal and launch their preparation for the Olympic qualifying tournament that they must win in June in Monaco to secure their ticket to the Olympic Games.
The players of the French rugby sevens team “punctually integrated the health bubble of the men’s XV of France” during their training course in Nice to prepare for the Six Nations Tournament, in late January and early February, recalled the FFR in their press release, specifying that they had all tested negative at the time. “
However, analyzes are being carried out to establish a possible link between the health situation of the two French teams, “he added while three members of the XV de France leadership, including coach Fabien Galthié and forward coach William Servat, they got Covid-19.