The selected one from France had already presented positives of coronavirus some staff members, the scrum half Antoine Dupont and four other players. Now, five new players have been added and the outlook for the match against Scotland Sunday is not encouraging.
The French team is the leader, along with Wales, of the Six Nations 2021. On Sunday at 12 (Argentine time) he must receive Scotland in Paris. For that game, he will not have some starters, and he is at risk of losing more players to the coronavirus.
Baille, Mauvaka, Taofifenua, Ollivon and Dulin joined Dupont, Vincent, Marchand, Villiere and Haouas as affected by the virus after testing positive. Replacing them Gaetan Balot, Thierry Paiva, Cyril Cazeaux, Baptiste Pesenti and Thomas Ramos have been called up to be part of the squad.
France will have a tough stop on Sunday against Cardo and not only because of what the game itself implies, but they will not have some starting players. In addition, you will have to wait for more tests to rule out new infected.
Wales, their direct competitor for the title, host England – both guard – on Saturday in Cardiff.