South Africa crack down on Covid protocols after latest outbreak in Springbok camp | Sport

South African rugby officials have flown their chief security officer and chief medical officer to the Springbok camp to ensure that Covid protocols in the team’s bio-bubble are followed to the letter, following a major outbreak of the virus. South African newspaper Rapport said that the group now had 26 positive Covid cases — 14 of whom are players, including the World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi.

The newspaper reported that SA Rugby’s chief executive Jurie Roux read the riot act to the team last week, warning of the severe financial consequences if the current British & Irish Lions tour is cancelled because of a Covid outbreak. Roux reportedly then sent Rory Steyn — a security consultant who was once chief bodyguard to president Nelson Mandela


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Publish date : 2021-07-10 17:00:00

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