South Africa’s complete squad has been compelled into isolation after three gamers examined constructive for coronavirus on the eve of the British and Irish Lions tour.
A deliberate coaching session was cancelled as their preparations had been rocked by the information.
SA Rugby mentioned that ‘a choice on additional staff actions will probably be made shortly’.
The Lions fly to Johannesburg from Edinburgh on Sunday night time, with their opening tour match happening within the metropolis subsequent Saturday – which will probably be stay on the talkSPORT community.
In a press release, SA Rugby mentioned: “The Springboks cancelled Sunday’s deliberate coaching session in Johannesburg as a precautionary measure when scheduled testing protocols returned three constructive Covid-19 check outcomes when the staff assembled on Saturday.
“Three gamers examined constructive for the virus following stringent real-time polymerase chain response (PCR) testing procedures on arrival on the staff base.
“Group administration instantly put the squad into self-isolation as a precaution till specialist medical recommendation is sought from the Fortress Lager Lions Collection Medical Advisory Group (MAG).
“A call on additional staff actions will probably be made shortly.
“SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus emphasised that the staff had adopted all the required precautions because the begin of the three-week conditioning camp hosted in Bloemfontein, which included necessary Covid-19 testing thrice every week, and that they’d be led by specialist recommendation earlier than any motion is taken.”
The tour has endured a weekend to neglect, with the Lions shedding captain Alun Wyn Jones and flanker Justin Tipuric to accidents throughout Saturday’s 28-10 victory over Japan at Murrayfield.
Eire scrum-half Conor Murray will substitute Jones as captain, whereas Wales forwards Adam Beard and Josh Navidi had been summoned to affix the squad.
The three-Check collection between the Lions and world champion Springboks kicks off in Cape City on July 24.