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Covid-19 outbreak fells 5 Springboks – and coach Jacques Nienaber

7 July 2021 12:55 PM
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Springboks
Mandy Wiener
Georgia
British and Irish Lions
Jacques Nienaber
COVID-19
midday report
Sbu Mjikeliso
Sport24

Mandy Wiener interviews Sport24 Deputy Editor Sbu Mjikeliso.
  • Eleven new Covid-19 cases – in addition to that of Lood de Jager – has been found on Tuesday among the Springboks and their support staff

  • Georgia has four players with Covid-19


An elated Pieter-Steph du Toit (C) peers deep into Siya Kolisi's (R) eyes after scoring a try. Eben Etzebeth (L) completes the group hug. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

Five Springboks and six staff members – including coach Jacques Nienaber – have Covid-19.

The players are Marvin Orie, Frans Steyn, Handré Pollard, Frans Malherbe and Lood de Jager.

The Springboks are scheduled to play Georgia on Friday, but the visitors have four players with Covid-19.

The British and Irish Lions are scheduled to play the Bulls on Saturday, but the match has been postponed following four positive Covid-19 tests among Bulls players.

Mandy Wiener interviewed Sport24 Deputy Editor Sbu Mjikeliso (scroll up to listen).

It’s crisis management time for SA Rugby… It’s going to be very, very tight…

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24

They’re going to be badly undercooked…

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24

Rassie did say… They have a squad big enough to put a team out, even if it's not the strongest Springbok team…

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24

They’re being sent out to the wolves against a very accomplished Lions team.

Sbu Mjikeliso, Deputy Editor - Sport24



7 July 2021 12:55 PM
Tags:
Springboks
Mandy Wiener
Georgia
British and Irish Lions
Jacques Nienaber
COVID-19
midday report
Sbu Mjikeliso
Sport24

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