Barbarians deny ‘shambles’ of Covid call-off was their fault or RFU’s


  • Decision over Samoa game ascribed to Public Health England
  • ‘We had a fit 23 today who all tested negative this morning’

The Barbarians have claimed a decision by Public Health England led to their fixture against Samoa at Twickenham being called off 90 minutes before kick-off despite their having enough players who had returned negative tests.

A statement released by the Rugby Football Union revealed that four players and two members of staff from the invitational side had tested positive for Covid-19. The scrapping of the game followed last year’s fixture against England being called off after 13 players broke the Covid protocols, leading to widespread condemnation of the players’ behaviour.

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Written by Observer Sport
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