Five more players from France’s Six Nations squad have tested positive for COVID-19, the French rugby federation (FFR) said on Monday, bringing the number of infected players to 10.
Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua, Charles Ollivon and Brice Dulin were the players who returned positive tests in the latest round of testing on Sunday. Two members of staff are also suspected to have contracted the virus.
Centre Arthur Vincent, hooker Julien Marchand, wing Gabin Villiere, prop Mohamed Haouas and scrumhalf Antoine Dupont had tested positive last week, along with coach Fabien Galthie and three other staff members.
The players who tested positive have been replaced in the 31-man squad, with the team set to return to training on Wednesday, the FFR said in a statement.
France are scheduled to play Scotland in the Six Nations at the Stade de France in Paris on February 28.
Les Bleus lead the standings with two wins from two games, ahead of Wales on points difference.