The Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Lions and Pumas scheduled for Ellis Park on Saturday has been postponed in line with Covid-19 protocols.
The decision was taken as part of prescribed precautions advised by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to limit the risk of further infection in the rugby community, At this stage the intention is to reschedule the match.
The decision was triggered on Friday following news of two further positive results from a second batch of tests after one player from the Pumas returned a positive result in scheduled testing earlier in the week.
Contact tracing protocols were followed which identified that all the infected players were engaged in a scrumming session. As a result, a number of the Pumas forwards have been placed in quarantine for 10 days.
The Pumas are scheduled to conclude their Super Rugby Unlocked programme at Loftus Versfeld on Friday, November 20. Plans are already being made to reschedule both Pumas’ matches against the Lions and Bulls.
Meanwhile, Griquas’ match against the Sharks on Friday, November 13 and the Stormers’ meeting with the Cheetahs on Saturday, November 14 will go ahead as scheduled.