29th November 2021 By The Editor
The Munster Rugby touring party returned to their hotel base in Cape Town last night to isolate following confirmation that one positive result was returned from Saturday’s PCR testing programme.
The players and staff will undergo another round of PCR testing today with the results from same expected tomorrow.
The province continues to work with the health authorities, the South African Rugby Union, URC and the IRFU in deciding the next course of action.
Head Coach Johann van Graan said, “This has been a whirlwind of a time and we are very grateful to the people in the background who are helping us during this challenging period, and for all the best wishes we are receiving.
“We have one player in a different hotel who is doing as well as possible after receiving a positive PCR result, while the remainder of the group are isolating individually at the team hotel.
“Work is ongoing with all relevant authorities in securing our return to Ireland at a time when safe and appropriate but for now our priority is to look after our players and staff.
“While this is a time of uncertainty for all involved, we are doing everything possible to support our people.”
Meanwhile at the HPC in UL, Greencore Academy Manager Ian Costello and staff are overseeing the training schedule for the Academy group and returning internationals as preparations continue for Munster’s opening Champions Cup game against Wasps on Sunday, December 12.