Covid havoc in Bok camp

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Siya Kolisi led the Springboks in their first match in 20 months against Georgia last week. The second match was cancelled due to Covid-19. Photo: Muzi Ntombela / BackpagePix
Siya Kolisi led the Springboks in their first match in 20 months against Georgia last week. The second match was cancelled due to Covid-19. Photo: Muzi Ntombela / BackpagePix

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A tidal wave of 26 positive Covid-19 cases paralysed the Springbok camp last week and led to SA Rugby introducing emergency measures at the team’s hotel in Johannesburg to ensure that the test series against the British & Irish Lions goes ahead.

At least 14 top players – including Bok captain Siya Kolisi – reportedly tested positive for the virus and were quarantined as “active cases”, while the majority of the group is in isolation in their hotel rooms as SA Rugby tries to get the situation under control. The rest of the cases are in the Boks’ management group.

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