Before the suspension of the duel that the British & Irish Lions on Praetorship in view of Bulls, it was confirmed that they will play a second friendly against Sharks, but this time in Johannesburg.
The tour of South Africa by the Irish British team underwent some changes due to a new wave of coronavirus in the African country. On Saturday they had to play against the Bulls, but for some cases in the local cast the agenda changed.
The British & Irish Lions will play their third match on land for the Springboks against the Sharks, a rival whom they beat last Wednesday by 54-7.
“The choice of the Cell C Sharks was dictated by the fact that they have been in a bubble, they have thrown negative tests at all times and they were prepared to take on the game,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.
“We are very grateful to the Sharks for agreeing to play with us again this Saturday at Loftus Versfeld,” said Lions Managing Director Ben Calveley.
“We have more COVID-19 tests scheduled for today and tomorrow. The results of those tests will determine if we will be able to meet this goal, but as it stands, we are optimistic, “he added.