Scotland A lose nine players ahead of England A clash after positive Covid-19 case
Scottish Rugby is confident the game will continue despite the setback
Scotland A will be deprived of nine players for their meeting against England A after a member of their team came back positive for Covid-19.
Eight other players have been identified as potential close contacts with the positively tested player and all nine are currently in isolation.
Scottish Rugby had canceled the team’s trip to Leicester on Thursday but are confident the game will continue as there were no other positive cases in the latest round of testing but they have postponed the announcement of the team of the day to Saturday morning.
Five players including Ben Vellacott, Callum Hunter-Hill, George Taylor as well as Glasgow duo D’Arcy Rae and Stafford McDowall have been added to the squad.
Scottish Rugby can confirm Scottish male player has tested positive for Covid-19 as he prepares to face ‘England A’ this weekend, ‘a board statement read Scottish.
“The player has started to self-isolate in accordance with Scottish government guidelines.
“The subsequent internal contact tracing identified a group of eight potential contacts who are also isolated and as such nine players were excluded from Sunday’s international ‘A’ match against England ‘A’ at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
“To respect medical confidentiality, Scottish Rugby will not name the persons concerned.”