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 Stormers’ preparations for the upcoming match against the British & Irish Lions are well under way, with the Cape side having entered a secure “bubble” from Thursday.
The Springboks will resume training on Sunday in preparation for the Lions Series after six rounds of COVID-19 testing and a six-day preventative self-isolation period cleared a large group of players to return to the field.
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.
EP Rugby president Andre Rademan has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Gqeberha (PE) hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
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.