The Cell C Sharks vs British and Irish Lions clash will go ahead tonight after two Covid-19 cases in the tourists’ camp.
A Lions management member had tested positive for Covid – leading to two players and staff members also self-isolating. It has since been confirmed that a player has tested positive.
The Lions were made to wait for fresh results of further Covid tests from within the camp before tonight’s match got the green light. Thankfully, that was the case and the match will go ahead one hour later than planned, at 7pm UK time.
The Lions’ next warm-up match against the Bulls this Saturday had already been called off after four players and one member of the management team returned positive Covid-19 tests.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s Test against Georgia was cancelled due to Covid infections in both camps.
Kick-off at 7pm (UK time).
Cell C Sharks: Libbok, Kok, Ward, Louw, Abrahams; Bosch, Hendrikse; Mona, Mbatha, K Mchunu; Van Heerden, Andrews; Venter, Bholi, Buthelezi (c).
Replacements: Van Vuuren, N Mchunu, Herbst, Van der Mescht, Hugo, Richardson, Williams, Volmink.
Lions: Adams; Rees-Zammit, Daly, Aki, Van der Merwe; Farrell, Price; Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, Fagerson; Henderson (c), Beard; Navidi, Curry, Simmonds.
Replacements: Owens, Sutherland, Furlong, Itoje, Conan, Russell, H. Watson, Faletau.
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