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SA Rugby boss says Lions series should go ahead despite SA's critical Covid-19 case rise

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Lukhanyo Am. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Lukhanyo Am. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says the British and Irish Lions series should proceed despite South Africa wrestling with the pandemic's third wave, which is wreaking havoc in the country.

Gauteng, where two Lions Test matches will take place, has become the third wave hotspot as the government attempted to curb the Covid-19 spread by enforcing a ban on leisure travel in and out of the province.

The Lions, however, arrived in SA on Monday while the Springboks' Friday night opponents, Georgia, also landed last weekend for their first of two Tests.

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