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Monday Jun 28, 2021

Springboks cancel training due to COVID-19 scare, Murray new captain for injured AWJ

South Africa were forced to cancel a Sunday training session in Johannesburg as a precautionary measure after three players returned positive COVID-19 test results on Saturday.

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SA Rugby have issued a statement: “The Springboks cancelled Sunday’s planned training session in Johannesburg as a precautionary measure when scheduled testing protocols returned three positive COVID-19 test results when the team assembled on Saturday.

“Three players tested positive for the virus following stringent real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing procedures on arrival at the team base.

“Team management immediately put the squad into self-isolation as a precaution until specialist medical advice is sought from the Castle Lager Lions Series Medical Advisory Group.

“A decision on further team activities will be made shortly.”

As for the Lions, Connor Murray has now stepped in as replacement captain after talismanic skipper Alun Wyn-Jones is out of the tour after dislocating his shoulder against Japan.

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