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Fiji have pulled out of subsequent weekend’s spherical of the World Rugby Sevens sequence in Malaga, Spain after gamers and members of administration examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The personnel who examined optimistic are “properly and asymptomatic”, Fiji Rugby Union chief government John O’Connor stated, including that the lads’s and girls’s groups have been nonetheless hoping to journey and compete within the following spherical in Seville from January 28-30.

“Taking in consideration that your complete crew are main contacts … groups have moved into the necessary seven days isolation,” O’Connor stated.

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“We’re working with the Ministry of Well being to make sure … everyone seems to be cleared so we are able to return to coach safely with the intention of collaborating within the Seville 7s the next week.”

Fiji’s males’s facet, who defeated New Zealand to retain their Olympic Rugby Sevens gold in Tokyo final 12 months, are sixth within the standings, whereas the ladies’s crew are second, 4 factors behind leaders Australia.

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