英格兰队长欧文法雷尔在汤加比赛前检测出新冠病毒呈阳性

The England captain Owen Farrell has tested positive for Covid-19, 严重扰乱了他们周六在特威克纳姆对阵汤加的秋季国际赛开幕式的准备工作.

Farrell has returned a positive PCR test result and has been forced to miss England’s final team run prior to their opening match of the autumn series. He is currently in isolation and will undergo further PCR and lateral flow testing later on Friday.

All other players and staff have tested negative although an unnamed back-room staff member did return a positive test 星期四. A Rugby Football Union spokesperson said England’s preparations for the game were continuing, but significant uncertainty now hangs over the squad.

To lose their captain and chief playmaker on the eve of his 100th international appearance would be disruptive enough, even without the injury that has severely restricted his fly-half deputy Marcus’s Smith’s ability to train this week. If further positive tests are recorded within the squad over the next 24 小时, furthermore, it will compound an already delicate situation.

Following the Tonga game England are also due to welcome Australia and South Africa to Twickenham over the next two weekends. The RFU has indicated that a further update would be given later on Friday.

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