The Western Force has confirmed that their Round 10 clash with Moana Pasifika has been postponed due to a Covid breakout in the Perth-based side.
The postponement means that not all the teams in Super Rugby Pacific will be featuring in the super round, where all games were set to take place at AAMI Park in Melbourne this weekend.
Player health always a priority
However, Force chief executive officer Tony Lewis believes it is vital to prioritise player health and the tournament’s integrity.
“The Western Force has medically reported considerable numbers of COVID-19 cases within the squad, which under Rugby Australia protocols means they are not available for selection,” Lewis said. “We have worked closely with Rugby Australia High Performance to firstly protect the integrity of the Western Force club and Super Rugby Pacific,” Lewis said to Western Force’s official website.
For the tournament newcomers, Moana Pasifika, it is their fourth postponement already this season.
“We have made every effort possible to assist in making this game go ahead. Despite looking at multiple player replacement options, the number of players affected is simply too great,” Lewis said.
“We’d like to thank Moana Pasifika for their understanding, and we look forward to meeting them at a later date.”
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