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Latest update : 2009-08-28

Following three players at Stade Français being diagnosed with H1N1 virus, it is now the turn of Castres. Six players have been diagnosed with the virus compelling the club to postpone their match against Montauban Saturday.

AFP - A French rugby union championship match has been postponed after six players with Castres were diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, the National Rugby League (LNR) said Friday.
   
The LNR added that Castres' midweek match against Albi on Wednesday was also "postponed until a later date".
   
It is the first time any professional sports fixture or event in France has been postponed because of the virus.
   
There are now 10 reported cases of the H1N1 virus in French rugby.
   
Three Stade Francais players were diagnosed with the H1N1 virus earlier this week and while their match will go on the three players have been advised to stay at home for five to seven days.
   
Another unidentified player, with Bayonne, was also diagnosed with the virus this week.
   
Castres had been due to meet Montauban on Saturday, having won their first two Top 14 matches of the season against Biarritz and Bourgoin.
   
 

Date created : 2009-08-28

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