On Tuesday the suspension of the duel that was to be played in Praetorship between the British & Irish Lions and Bulls. Now it was the turn of the Springboks Y Georgia they were supposed to face on Friday, but they won’t.
The match was scheduled for Friday night in South Africa at the Emirates Airline Park (14.50 Argentine time), but after a review by the Medical Advisory Group (MAG), it was confirmed that the risk of a new infection made it impossible to hold the duel.
The South African delegation found 12 positive cases, while Georgia also had a few.
“In the context of the loss of life and economic damage that COVID and this third wave are causing, canceling a rugby match is quite trivial,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.
“I am especially sorry to the fans and players, and to our visitors from Georgia who traveled here on relatively short notice to face the series, which has now been discontinued. We have not been able to interact with them due to biosecure environments, but I would like to publicly thank them for their support.
“We continue to plan for the Springboks’ resurgence from isolation and completion of the test series, but in the short term we wish a speedy recovery for those who have been infected.”