Friday’s high of the table Varsity Cup match between UP-Tuks and UCT Ikeys at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria has been cancelled primarily primarily based mostly on Covid-19 protocols.
This comes after three Tuks avid gamers tested obvious for Covid-19. Match organisers said the three avid gamers, their roommates on the Tuks Excessive-Performance Centre and different shut contacts would possibly maybe perchance likely be away from the Varsity Cup Village.
Both teams possess agreed that the match can no longer be rescheduled one day of the third Varsity Cup bubble because it might most likely well lead to too many games in a transient dwelling of time and possess a negative impression on their preparations for the semi-finals and imaginable last.
Therefore, primarily primarily based mostly on the Varsity Cup by-laws, the match will be declared a 0-0 device with every teams receiving two log aspects.
“We continually knew that this would possibly maybe perchance likely be a likelihood,” Varsity Cup match director Xhanti-Lomzi Nesi said in an announcement. “We possess dealt with it primarily primarily based mostly on the Covid-19 protocols and save player security first.
“The 2 teams involved, and the Covid-19 Committee doctors had been consulted valid through and we are working laborious to save the build the publicity will possess stemmed from.
“We’re on the point of fog the Varsity Cup Village before the Varsity Defend teams arresting in on Saturday, which is in model draw after every bubble.”
The match between UWC and UJ, which had been scheduled to kick off at Loftus Versfeld at 15: 00, will now switch into the time slot previously distributed to the Tuks-Ikeys match (17: 00).
Ikeys for the time being high the Varsity Cup standings with 5 wins from six matches (26 aspects). They lead 2d-positioned Tuks by four aspects (22).
The revised Varsity Cup line-up for Spherical 6 is as follows:
– CUT Ixias v Maties (14: 00, Tuks B-Field, DStv Now channel 245)
– Madibaz v UFS Shimlas (16: 00, Tuks B-Field, DStv Now channel 245)
– UWC v UJ (17: 00, Loftus Versfeld, SuperSport Rugby channel 211)
– NWU Eagles v Wits (19: 00, Loftus Versfeld, SuperSport Rugby channel 211)