SA Rugby has cautioned players and team management to practise strict Covid-19 compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, following the cancellation of a third Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match.
The Sharks’ match with the Stormers in Durban on Saturday is the latest fixture to be called off following positive tests among the Sharks’ tighthead props.
It follows the cancellation of the Lions’ matches against the Cheetahs and Pumas.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says players have to be more cautious in their social engagements to minimise the risk of infection.
‘Players and management are urged to employ extreme caution in their social engagement,’ said Roux.
‘It only takes one careless interaction by a single player to have the knock-on effect that impacts on 45 other players, team managements, the schedule and potentially the destination of the title.
‘As fit young athletes it may be tempting to think that they are immune to infection and are free of comorbidities that make them vulnerable. But a positive test for one of them can have massive repercussions.
‘I trust that team managements will underline that message on a daily basis to their playing personnel.’
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