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Cardiff Rugby team stranded in South Africa after Omicron outbreak

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CARDIFF Rugby team are stranded in South Africa amid an outbreak of the Omicron variant.

Players have been forced to isolate in their hotel after two people within the group tested positive for Covid.

Huw Evans

Cardiff Rugby team are having to isolate in a hotel in South Africa after two people tested positive for Covid[/caption]

At least one is suspected to be the new super-strain, Omicron.

“Cardiff Rugby have been unable to depart South Africa following two positive cases of Covid-19, one of which is suspected to be the new variant Omicron,” the team said in a statement.

“The travelling party had hoped to depart Cape Town this afternoon after a charter plane was secured, however PCR tests undertaken last night have returned two positive results.

“As a consequence of one of these results suspected of being Omicron, the entire travelling party have returned to their hotel to isolate.

“Cardiff Rugby continue to work with the South African Rugby Union, the Welsh Rugby Union and public health authorities both at home and abroad to decide the next course of action.

“The club are also continuing to work with all relevant authorities to secure the travelling party’s return to Wales when safe and appropriate.


“Everybody concerned in this highly challenging situation would like to thank their families, friends, colleagues and the wider rugby family for their many messages of concern and well wishes.”

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