France will continue in this year's Six Nations competition after a French government investigation into their Covid-19 outbreak cleared les Bleus of any wrong doing.
Fabien Galthie’s side begin the tournament with two wins from two, but last weekend’s game against Scotland was postponed due to the outbreak which saw 12 players and four back room staff, including head coach Galthie, test positive for Covid-19.
It emerged that Galthie left the squad's bubble on the opening weekend to watch his son play rugby, while members of the squad also went out to eat waffles when in Rome to play Italy.
A meeting on Friday morning between French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte, education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and sports minister Roxana Maracineanu resulted in the Championship favourites being given the green light to continue playing.
France have been cleared of any wrongdoing with Blanquer describing the coronavirus safety measures in place as "well developed", although he added that "you can never be too vigilant".
In response to the last point, Laporte has stated "now, no more leaving the hotel. It's belt and braces".
France face England at Twickenham on Saturday week with their showdown against Scotland in Paris set to be rearranged for 26 March.