COVID scare in Ireland camp – FBC News

Ireland has reported a potential positive case of COVID-19 in the squad before the Autumn Nations Series match against New Zealand.

The IRFU released a statement on Friday stating that additional testing is being undertaken to establish if this is a false positive.

The squad and management underwent additional lateral flow and PCR tests.

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Speaking on Friday afternoon, defence coach Simon Easterby said that while no players had been ruled out until the PCR test results were returned, back-up players had been put on standby should positive cases be confirmed.

Ireland takes on New Zealand at 3.15am tomorrow.

[Source: BBC Sport]


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