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Rugby.  XV of France: the FFR report puts Fabien Galthié out of the question – rugby


“In my report, I put it at the beginning, it is perfectly clear that what he did, whatever one might think, he had the right to do, and that there was no particular risk” , explained the former president of the High Council of Public Health.

The coach of the XV of France had left the bubble of the XV of France to attend a match of his son the day after the victory of the Blues in Rome against Italy (50-10) on the first day of the Tournament of six nations.

“Besides, he’s not patient zero …”

“Besides, he’s not patient zero. This is evident virologically, from the distance he went to see his son and how far away there were the first cases. I’m not saying that to defend him, he doesn’t need to. I say that because it is the truth ”, continued Roger Salamon.

The FFR explained last week that the Covid-19 had entered the health bubble of the XV of France via a player of the France VII team requested for training in Marcoussis.

“The French team was unlucky (…) With this virus and particularly its so-called English variant, there is no such thing as zero risk. From an infection which concerned a player of rugby sevens, the virus circulated through the teams of France and in particular the large one and resulted in the disaster of this week ”, had explained Salamon Monday in an interview with the newspaper Midi Olympique .

Sixteen members of the XV of France, twelve players and four members of the management including coach Fabien Galthié, contracted the coronavirus which resulted in the postponement of the France-Scotland match initially scheduled for last Sunday.

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