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Covid crisis: Springboks battling full-blown outbreak, uncertainty surrounds British Lions tour

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Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus.
Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus.
Johan Rynners

SA Rugby and the Springboks are in full crisis mode after 11 new positive coronavirus cases were found on Tuesday on top of Lood de Jager's case that came in on Monday.

Head coach Jacques Nienaber was among six management staff members that tested positive, plus four additional players, namely Marvin Orie, Frans Steyn, Handre Pollard and Frans Malherbe, as well as a team masseuse.

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