Barbarians match called off 90 minutes before kick-off due to Covid cases

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Saturday’s match between the Barbarian men’s team and Samoa at Twickenham was cancelled just 90 minutes before kick-off due to coronavirus cases among the invitational side.

A statement released by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) revealed four Barbarians players and two members of staff had tested positive for Covid-19. In a separate statement on Twitter, Barbarians claimed that they had 23 available players “who all tested negative [on Saturday] morning.”

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