Barbarians match cancelled shortly before kickoff due to COVID cases

Barbarians match cancelled shortly before kickoff due to COVID cases

27/11/2021 5:54:00 PM

Barbarians match cancelled shortly before kickoff due to COVID cases

The Barbarians' match against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday was cancelled 90 minutes before kickoff after four players and two members of the staff in the Barbarians camp tested positive for COVID-19, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said.'We appreciate that this is an extremely disappointing situation fo

The Barbarians' match against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday was cancelled 90 minutes before kickoff after four players and two members of the staff in the Barbarians camp tested positive for COVID-19, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said."We appreciate that this is an extremely disappointing situation for the many fans due to attend, but the safety of all members of both teams is our priority," the RFU said in a statement.

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"Following consultation with the Barbarians Committee and South Africa, the fixture between Barbarians Women and Springbok Women's XV will now move to the 2.30pm KO and all tickets purchased are valid for this match."The women's game had been scheduled to start after the men's match.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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