The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is determining whether the party of the Quilter Cup between England and Barbarians – it has the Argentine Juan Pablo Socino on its roster – scheduled for Sunday, October 25, it will be played or not.
As reported by the entity that regulates rugby in the European country, during the night of Wednesday, October 21, several Barbarians players broke protocol for Covid-19 leaving his hotel bubble without permission and without informing the organizers of his whereabouts. Upon their return, they were immediately separated from the rest of the group in the bubble to protect their integrity.
“Players who left their safe environment from Covid-19 have resulted in a potential risk of transmission of the virus from people outside the bubble, and even with a new round of PCR testing for this group, it will not be possible to guarantee that these players they are not infectious from here to the game, “the official statement explained.
Therefore, and to protect the safety of the other participants, it was decided not to allow these players to remain with the Barbarians team and play in Sunday’s game.
So, in the event that Barbarians could include players in their squad with an appropriate test history and that they have been meeting the standards of the code of conduct, the game will continue.
This Friday a final decision would be made: Will it be played?