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Munster Rugby: Majority of travelling celebration cleared to fly house, says Irish sports activities minister

Munster’s recreation in opposition to the Bulls was referred to as off on Friday

Irish sports activities minister Jack Chambers says Munster have been cleared by South African authorities to return house.

The participant that examined optimistic on Sunday, and one shut contact, should stay in South Africa till the tip of their isolation interval.

All members of the travelling celebration shall be required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to Eire.

Munster’s plan to go away Cape City on Sunday was delayed after the optimistic take a look at was returned.

“The South African well being authorities have given approval for the remainder of the Munster panel and wider squad to return house, so there’s lively work ongoing now to permit Munster to get house,” minister Chambers informed RTE.

“There’s intensive work ongoing in the meanwhile to get them house as shortly as attainable however, as you recognize, there are difficulties within the journey state of affairs in southern Africa in the meanwhile.”

Munster are subsequent resulting from play on 12 December when they’re set to satisfy Wasps away of their European Champions Cup opener.

Returning internationals who didn’t journey with the squad to South Africa following their involvement in Eire’s autumn Checks proceed to coach again in Limerick.

Munster have been set to to face the Bulls on Saturday, however that recreation was postponed following the detection of the Omicron variant in southern Africa.

The squad could have one other spherical of PCR testing in Cape City on Monday, with the participant who already examined optimistic isolating in a distinct resort.

Welsh aspect Cardiff stay in Cape City after two optimistic instances of their squad have been found on Sunday, whereas Scarlets are isolating in a resort in Belfast having flown into Dublin within the early hours of Monday morning.

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