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Six Nations boost as France return no new Covid positives in latest testing

France’s chances of avoiding a postponement of their Six Nations match against Scotland on Sunday have improved after the latest round of coronavirus testing returned no further positive results.

An outbreak amongst the tournament favourites’ squad has produced 10 Covid-19 cases, including the scrum-half Antoine Dupont and the captain, Charles Ollivon. The head coach, Fabien Galthié, and three members of his staff have also tested positive.

Six Nations organisers are to decide on Wednesday if the Stade de France match can go ahead, but the results of testing on Monday night point to an easing of the crisis.

France top the Six Nations table after two rounds following a comprehensive win against Italy and a narrow victory against Ireland, both away from home.

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