The second South African international line of Toulon Eben Etzebeth, hit in a finger, should be unavailable for about a month.
The hard blows follow one another for Toulon. Eliminated on the green carpet in the round of 16 of the Champions Cup after the appearance of a case of Covid-19 in an element of the first line, the Var were to face Montpellier this Saturday at 5.30 p.m. on behalf of the 21st day of the Top 14 But several other players and staff members have tested positive in the ranks of the RCT and the National Rugby League formalized, this Monday afternoon, the postponement of this meeting.
“As part of its regular monitoring, the entire workforce of Rugby Club Toulonnais underwent RT-PCR tests this Monday, April 12, 2021 in the morning, indicates a press release from the Var club. Monday afternoon, it emerged that several players and staff were infected with COVID-19. “
The RCT in search of a medical joker
A match that Eben Etzebeth could not have played anyway. According to information from RMC Sport, the second line South African international (29 years old, 85 caps) injured a finger at the end of last week before being operated on in stride. The 2019 world champion is expected to be unavailable for about a month.
For Patrice Collazo and his staff, it’s one more tile after Brian Alainu’uese’s injury. Hard hit in an ankle during the rout in Lyon, the second Samoan line, also operated at the beginning of the month, will also be unavailable for several weeks. The RCT is looking for a medical joker.