Harmless. The internal investigation carried out on the cluster of the XV of France estimates that the coach Fabien Galthié “Had the right” to do ” what he did “, said the president of the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation, Roger Salamon, Wednesday March 3 on RTL.
“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 it 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. This is evident virologically, from the distance he went to see his son and the distance from which there were the first cases. I’m not saying that to defend him, he doesn’t need to. I say that because it’s the truth ”, continued Roger Salamon.
France-Scotland match postponed
The FFR explained last week that the Covid-19 had entered the sanitary bubble of the XV of France via a player from the French team at VII, requested for training in Marcoussis.
“The France team played bad luck. (…) With this virus and, in particular, 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 Olympic noon.
Sixteen members of the XV of France, twelve players and four members of the management, including coach Fabien Galthié, contracted Covid-19, which resulted in the postponement of the France-Scotland match initially scheduled for last Sunday.