British and Irish Lions’ opening tour opponents Emirates Lions hit by Covid-19 instances

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Final Up to date: 11/06/21 11:11am

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The British and Irish Lions’ opening tour opponents in South Africa have been
hit by a coronavirus outbreak.

SA Rugby introduced that Saturday’s PRO14 Rainbow Cup recreation between the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers in Cape City has been cancelled.

It follows constructive Covid-19 exams within the Emirates Lions squad and comes simply three weeks earlier than the British and Irish Lions sort out them in Johannesburg.

In an announcement, SA Rugby mentioned: “The PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA match between the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers, scheduled for Cape City Stadium on Saturday, has been cancelled according to Covid-19 protocols.

“The choice was taken as a part of prescribed precautions suggested by the Nationwide Institute for Communicable Illnesses to restrict the chance of additional an infection within the rugby neighborhood.

“The choice was triggered on Friday following receipt of constructive outcomes from scheduled testing of the Emirates Lions squad.

“As decided by the competitors guidelines, the DHL Stormers shall be awarded 4 log factors due to the cancellation.”

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SA Rugby chief government Jurie Roux added: “The Emirates Lions have adopted all protocols and brought all the suitable steps.

“Whereas the cancellation is unlucky, their method ensures that the chance of cancellation of their match towards the British and Irish Lions within the Citadel Lager Lions Collection on 3 July is effectively managed.”

The British and Irish Lions assemble early subsequent week forward of their fixture towards Japan in Edinburgh on June 26, earlier than flying to South Africa the next day.

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