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Georgia v Scotland called off

NEWS: Scotland’s Test match against Georgia in Tbilisi on July 17 has been cancelled after the hosts reported six positive Covid-19 cases in camp while in South Africa this week.

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Georgia’s second Test against South Africa was called off on Wednesday.

The need for a 12-day period of isolation and further medical assessment resulted in an agreement to cancel the match.

Scotland’s matches against Romania and an ‘A’ international with England were also postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Scottish camp.

“As a playing group and management team, we’re obviously massively disappointed,” said interim Scotland head coach Mike Blair, who is taking charge while Gregor Townsend is on tour with the British and Irish Lions.

“However, like all decisions during this pandemic, player welfare must always come first, and our thoughts are certainly with those affected in the Georgian camp as we have been through a similar situation.

“It’s clearly been a frustrating couple of weeks given the positive cases and subsequent cancellations.”

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The Lions tour has also been affected by positive coronavirus cases.

A hastily-arranged second clash with the Sharks will take place this weekend after an initial meeting with the Pretoria-based Bulls was called off after several Bulls players tested positive.

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