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Galthie was one of 16 members of the French squad to have tested positive for Covid-19.

Mar 1, 2021

FRENCH RUGBY CHIEF Bernard Laporte confirmed last night that national coach Fabien Galthie had left the Six Nations secure bubble to watch his son play a game but that his job was not in danger.
Galthie was one of 16 members of the French squad to have tested positive for Covid-19, an outbreak which caused the postponement of Sundays scheduled clash against Scotland.
Laporte told France 3 television that on the day after France had defeated Italy 50-10 earlier this month, Galthie left the bio-secure bubble.
He went to the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris to watch his 19-year-old son Mathis play a match.
For me, he has the right to leave from the moment he is masked. He was outside, said Laporte, the president of the French Rugby Federation.
He watched the match alongside Thomas Lombard (the director general of the Stade Francais team), who himself is tested every three days and also wore a mask.
I dont see where the problem could be but then again I am not a doctor.
Laporte insisted that Galthie retains his full support.
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Why wouldnt I support him? I am not a prosecutor. And its not because I really like Fabian. He knows very well that I dont give gifts to people.
© AFP, 2021