Kick-off delayed in Sharks v British & Irish Lions match tonight

The kick-off in tonight’s (Wednesday) Castle Lager Lions Series match between the Cell C Sharks and the British & Irish Lions has been pushed back by one hour to 20h00 (SAT) / 19h00 (BST).

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.

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