After beating the South African Lions 56-14 last weekend, the alarms went off at the British & Irish Lions. After performing the required medical tests during his tour of the African continent, the results revealed a positive case of Covid-19 in a member of the coaching staff of the European team.
Due to the situation, all members of the delegation took the PCR tests. At the same time, two team players and two other staff members are isolated due to close contact.
Despite what happened, this Wednesday, July 7, those led by Warren Gatland will not suspend their friendly against Sharks. “We followed all the necessary precautions from the beginning of the tour, which included regular tests and rigorous plans and protocols for Covid-19,” he stated Ben Calveley, Managing Director of the British & Irish Lions.
The Europeans will continue their tour next Wednesday, when they will face South Africa A. Three days later they will play against Stormers, on 24 and 31 of this month and August 7 they will face the Springboks. On the other hand, it should be noted that the game that took place this Saturday against the Bulls was suspended.