Entire Springbok squad sent into isolation

SA Rugby has confirmed that the Springboks suspended training on Monday following a positive Covid-19 test in the squad ahead of Friday’s second Test against Georgia.

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The players have been placed in preventative isolation prior to further PCR testing and a review of the testing data by the Medical Advisory Group (MAG).

Lood de Jager retuned a positive outcome in scheduled testing and, because of his close contact with a number of squad members, the entire group has gone into isolation.

SA Rugby said in a statement on Monday that an update will be issued following the review by the MAG and the further testing.

The Springboks had to suspend training last Monday and were without a few senior players in the first Test against Georgia due to Covid-19 protocols.

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