Top 14 being hit with swine flu

A Bayonne rugby player is suspected of having contracted swine flu, a day after three Stade Francais players were diagnosed with the virus.

The Top14 club declined to to reveal the player’s identity but said in a statement on Tuesday that he “has had flu-like symptoms for 24 hours and is being treated and monitored.”


All club employees are to receive preventative treatment.


Bayonne were informed by Stade Francais president Max Guazzini that three players from the Parisian squad had been hit by the virus.


The two teams played each other last week, with Bayonne beating Stade Francais 38-24 in the French league.

Health authorities said Monday that a total of 10 people have died of swine flu in France and its overseas territories.

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