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Covid-19 within the XV of France: Fabien Galthié would not ultimately be at the origin of the cluster

2021-03-03T08:35:02.436Z

The first conclusions of the report commissioned by the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu seem to exonerate the coach of the team



What if it wasn't him?

At the heart of all the suspicions for several days, in particular for having gone to attend a match of his son, Fabien Galthié would not be ultimately at the origin of the health scandal which shakes the XV of France and forced a postponement of the match against Scotland in the VI Nations Tournament last weekend.

Indeed, according to the report supposed to shed light on this affair, and which RTL was able to consult, the coach is innocent.

According to the document, piloted by Roger Salamon, former president of the High Council of Public Health now in charge of the medical commission of the Rugby Federation, it is therefore always the track of a player of the France team of rugby 7 which is privileged.

The latter, therefore considered as "patient 0", having then contaminated players of the XV of France (12 cases of Covid among players, 17 in total staff included).

His PCR test was negative, but he was in the incubation period ...

"Galthié had the right to do so and there was no particular risk"

Regarding Fabien Galthié, who had therefore left the group to attend a match of his son at the Jean-Bouin stadium, the report states that during this outing, he did not violate health protocol.

The coach continues to apply barrier gestures outside the health bubble of the Blues.

"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 so and there was no particular risk ”, explains Roger Salamon quoted by RTL.

“And besides, he's not patient 0, that's virologically obvious from the distance at which he went to see his son and from the distance at which there were the first cases.

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And the one who heads the Rugby Federation's medical commission concludes: "I'm not saying that to defend him, he doesn't need to be defended, but I'm saying that because it's the truth."

It is on the basis of these conclusions that the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu will deliver hers after having read this report.

Source: leparis

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