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World Champion Springboks in isolation again after Lood De Jager tests positive

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 27: The Springboks stand for the national anthem during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Rugby World Cup Champion South Africa has yet again gone into isolation after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the South Africa national rugby union team said, “Springbok training has been suspended for Monday following a positive test for COVID-19 in the squad.”

The players have been placed in preventative isolation prior to further PCR testing and a review of the testing data by the Medical Advisory Group (MAG).

“Lood de Jager returned a positive outcome in scheduled testing and, because of his close contact with a number of squad members, the entire group has gone into isolation.” The statement read.

Adding that an update will be issued following the review by the MAG and the further testing.

The news comes days after the players announced the cancellation of a training session scheduled for Sunday in Johannesburg, after three Springboks tested positive for coronavirus.