South Africa cancels Georgia Test after COVID-19 outbreak

The decision was anticipated after five players, head coach Jacques Nienaber, five other members of the management team and a masseuse contracted the virus this week.

Aphelele Fassi (R) made their first starts for the national team in an otherwise experienced starting 15 in a match that saw the Springboks beat Georgia 40-9on 2 July 2021. Picture: @Springboks/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - World champions South Africa have called off a Test against Georgia scheduled for Friday in Johannesburg after a coronavirus outbreak in the camp, SA Rugby said on Wednesday.

The decision was anticipated after five players, head coach Jacques Nienaber, five other members of the management team and a masseuse contracted the virus this week.

Georgia, who lost 40-9 last weekend in the first Test against the Springboks, have also been affected by COVID-19 with four players testing positive.

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