France rugby captain Charles Ollivon is among five new players to have tested positive for Covid-19, the French rugby federation (FFR) announced on Monday.
Ollivon, along with Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua and Brice Dulin, returned positive results following the latest round of testing on Sunday. The FFR added that two members of staff are also suspected to have contracted the virus.
It brings the total number of France players to have returned positive Covid-19 results to 10.
All five of the players who returned positive tests on Sunday have been replaced in France’s 31-man squad.
The FFR said the team is set to return to training at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, on the outskirts of Paris, on Wednesday.
France, who currently top the Six Nations standings, are scheduled to face Scotland in Paris on Sunday.