Confirmed: B&I Lions vs Bulls put on ice

SA Rugby has announced that Saturday’s match between the British & Irish Lions and the Bulls has been postponed with a view to rescheduling or accommodating an alternative opponent.

Four Bulls players and one member of management returned positive Covid-19 tests which, in combination with their close contacts, made it impossible for them to field a team, according to series safety protocols.

Series regulations make provision for additional midweek matches to be added on agreement between the organisations.

The match against the Bulls was set to be the B&I Lions’ third-last game before the first Test against the Springboks in Cape Town on 24 July.

The British & Irish Lions’ match against the Sharks at Ellis Park on Wednesday, KO 7pm (6pm BST), will take place as scheduled.

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Dylan Jack