Beijing Winter Olympics: French national rugby union coach Fabien Galthie tests positive for COVID-19

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PARIS, France Updated: Feb 04, 2022, 03:43 PM(IST)

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France start their Six Nations campaign on Feb. 6 against Italy at the Stade de France, but the team - known "Les Bleus" - have been hit by COVID-19 cases within their squad.

Fabien Galthie, the coach of France`s national rugby union team, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is therefore unlikely to be present pitch-side for France`s opening Six Nations match against Italy on Sunday, Galthie said.

"This morning, I tested positive COVID-19. I am doing well and I have light symptoms," wrote Galthie on his Twitter account (@FGalthie) on Friday. "As a result, I am going to self-isolate and will be working remotely this week. Raphaël Ibañez and the rest of my staff, in whom I have full confidence, will be acting as my go-betweens on the pitch," added Galthie.

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France start their Six Nations campaign on Feb. 6 against Italy at the Stade de France, but the team - known "Les Bleus" - have been hit by COVID-19 cases within their squad.

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