A false positive Covid-19 test in the Springbok camp reportedly nearly caused chaos in the Rugby Championship and would have severely disrupted match preparations.
The Fijian Test team will wear special jerseys to address and create awareness about the unfolding Covid-19 crisis in their homeland when they play the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.
Fiji have been forced to name an inexperienced scrumhalf in their starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin after Covid-19 travel restrictions prevented veteran Frank Lomani and two others from entering New Zealand.
Two matches involving teams from South Western Districts scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled due to positive Covid-19 tests and with player welfare in mind.
The government has officially confirmed that the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa will go ahead as planned, clearing up any confusion that the event was in jeopardy after the country moved to level-four lockdown restrictions this past Sunday.
The Wallabies’ opening Test against France has been shifted from Sydney to Brisbane after the Australia’s biggest city was thrust into a two-week coronavirus lockdown.
The Highlanders’ home Trans-Tasman game against the Rebels has been moved to Sydney due to an extension of the travel pause between Melbourne and New Zealand as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Scottish Rugby has demanded their match against France in Paris should go ahead despite 10 players in the French squad testing positive for Covid-19.
SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has revealed that he and his immediate family contracted Covid-19.
Tournament organisers have confirmed that plans for the men’s Six Nations remain as scheduled, but that the women’s and U20 competitions have been postponed until later this year due to Covid-19.