The delay is to accommodate the return of PCR test results from the tourists’ squad following the return of a positive test for COVID-19 among the management team, following a lateral flow test as part of the Tour screening programme which took place on Wednesday 7 July.  

The individual and four close contacts – including two players and two members of staff – are being isolated and assessed at the team hotel. All members of the touring party have since been PCR tested.  

This evening’s game against the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park will still take place provided the subsequent round of PCR testing returns negative results later today. The kick-off has been pushed back to allow for the testing process to be completed.