While Baptiste Pesenti could not join Marcoussis after having tested positive for the coronavirus, the staff of the XV of France decided to call the third-line of Toulouse Selevasio Tolofua.
Fabien Galthié has made his choice. Having to do without the services of Swan Rebbadj in the third row, the Toulonnais having been declared a “contact case” by the French Rugby Federation even though his club aligned him this weekend in Top 14, the staff of the XV of France had decided to call on the Palois Baptiste Pesenti. But the latter, following a wave of tests for the coronavirus, saw his result be positive. As a result, the 23-year-old has joined the long list of players who have been forced to forgo the match against Scotland, scheduled for Sunday at the Stade de France as part of the 3rd day of the 6 Nations Tournament.
To complete his group, Fabien Galthié turned to a player he launched in the jersey of the XV of France on the occasion of the Autumn Nations Cup, last November. Aligned for the final of the competition, lost in extra time to England at Twickenham, Selevasio Tolofua joined Marcoussis on Tuesday, according to information revealed by Rugbyrama. The third line of Stade Toulousain has, before its arrival, satisfied a PCR test which gave a negative result concerning the coronavirus, which allowed it to enter the sanitary bubble, whose protocol has been strengthened , set up around the XV of France, which experienced a wave of negative tests on Monday.
The 23-year-old is the third player from Toulouse who recently joined the group at the National Rugby Center after pillar Dorian Aldegheri and full-back or opener Thomas Ramos, who made his return to competition this Saturday on the occasion of the Toulouse defeat on the lawn of Lyon in the poster for the 17th day of the Top 14.