Tested positive for Covid-19, Paul Willemse did not play against Bayonne this weekend and this could even weigh on the performance of Pau-Montpellier during the 26th and last day of the Top 14.
As indicated by South West, the second international line of Montpellier Paul Willemse has tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days. He was therefore unable to hold his place on Saturday during the victory against Bayonne (23-19), synonymous with maintenance for the MHR.
It will obviously be necessary to follow the health situation in Montpellier very carefully this week, before the last match in Pau on Saturday evening. A crucial meeting for the bottom of the ranking since the Section Paloise, currently thirteenth, is fighting with Bayonne (which will host the Stade Français) to avoid the play-off against the unfortunate finalist of Pro D2.
The equalization system to determine the ranking?
MHR has many immunocovid players, that is, they have been infected with the virus in the past three months. If ever the match could not be held, the equalization system would be applied. Not really good news for Pau, who should automatically play the play-offs … But for now, we are not there yet. As usual, Montpellier residents will undergo new PCR tests at the start of the week.