Lions join Bulls in isolation
SUPER RUGBY UPDATE: The Lions have become the second South African franchise to go into self-isolation after returning from New Zealand.
The Johannesburg side arrived back in South Africa from New Zealand on Sunday and have gone into self-isolation for 14 days.
The rest of the team management arrive back on Monday (March 16) and will also be in self-isolation.
This follows the Bulls who announced on Sunday that their 27-man touring squad will go into isolation for 14 days when they arrive in South Africa on Monday.
The Lions are coming off a 10-43 defeat to the Blues in Auckland.
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“It is difficult circumstances, but people’s health come first,” said Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company.
“SANZAAR is in ongoing discussions with broadcasters and have been keeping everyone informed of the decisions. The situation will be reviewed on an on-going basis.”
Meanwhile, in injury news loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani suffered a grade two MCL tear and will go for a scan.
Manuel Rass is also set to go for scans for an ankle sprain.
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