Wallabies caught up in rugby's COVID-19 chaos

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A 4th Wallabies players and a unit subordinate are reportedly successful isolation aft investigating affirmative to COVID-19 successful the United Kingdom.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 5 Australians person been caught up successful the outbreak which forced the cancellation of the Barbarians lucifer against Samoa, which was to person been played astatine Twickenham connected Saturday.

The Barbarians lucifer was called disconnected conscionable 90 minutes earlier the scheduled start, with the invitational side's Twitter relationship confirming that the lucifer was cancelled connected aesculapian grounds.

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"Despite the caller affirmative COVID tests, we had a acceptable 23 contiguous who each tested antagonistic this morning. They were acceptable and keen to instrumentality to the transportation against Samoa," it said.

"The full squad complied to the missive with the Covid protocols passim the week, including regular lateral travel tests.

"After today's results, we worked hard with the RFU, Public Health England and the Testing Oversight Committee, to find a mode that we could play. Unfortunately, it was concluded connected aesculapian grounds that determination was a hazard to players connected some sides should the crippled spell ahead.

"All of our players are perfectly devastated they were incapable to play contiguous successful beforehand of an astonishing and passionate crowd."

The cancellation was a immense stroke to Samoa, successful what would person been their lone lucifer of the bluish hemisphere autumn.

Players and unit inactive took to Twickenham to execute the nationalist anthem successful a near-empty stadium, followed by their warfare dance, the Siva Tau, with immoderate players reportedly successful tears.

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