Two more France rugby COVID-19 positives

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France wing Gabin Villiere and prop Mohamed Haouas have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the tally of positive cases in the squad to three players.

Star halfback Antoine Dupont had tested positive on Friday, days after head coach Fabien Galthie, forwards coach William Servat and another staff member returned positive tests.

The FFR said that of the 32 tests conducted on Friday, 29 had come back negative.

All the members of the squad will be tested again on Sunday.

France are scheduled to play Scotland in the Six Nations at the Stade de France on February 28.

Health minister Olivier Veran announced on Thursday that anyone testing positive for COVID-19 would need to isolate for 10 days, instead of seven previously, as France looks to contain the emergence of a variant that first appeared in Britain.

Les Bleus lead the Six Nations standings with two wins from two games. They have not won the championship since 2010, the year of their last grand slam.