IRELAND’s plans for tomorrow’s clash with All Blacks were met by a possible Covid-19 expert in their camp.
Even three players from the battle day squad could be forced to miss the game after the IRFU advised on a “possible positive case” from its last round of PCR testing.
They are now making further tests after subsequent side flute tests turned negative today. Results are due later today, with the union seeking to establish whether it is a false positive.
Independent.ie understands that Connacht’s girlfriend Dave Heffernan is on hold, suggesting there may be a problem between the 2s. Starter Rónan Kelleher is at the race of the team captain at the Aviva Stadium.
A statement from IRFU read:
“A possible positive case has been identified in one person by the latest PCR testing done at the Irish squad. Further tests are being done to ascertain whether this is a false positive.
“The entire Irish squad and management experienced further lateral flow and PCR testing today. The lateral flow test did not return positive and the PCR results are expected later today.
“As a precaution today’s scheduled Captain Run media will be changed from personal to virtual – details to follow.”
Further updates will follow later today.