Despite having enough players who had returned negative tests, the Barbarians say that a decision by Public Health England caused their match versus Samoa at Twickenham to be called off 90 minutes before kick-off.
The RFU’s decision was widely panned, with Jonathan Davies describing it as “an utter shambles”. “It’s not good enough. After the shambles of last year too when some of the Barbarians broke the bubble it is unforgivable,” the former Wales fly-half told the Telegraph.
The Barbarians claimed they had enough men in their squad to play the match, but the testing oversight committee said the game could not go ahead because it was dangerous to both sides’ health.
The Barbarians said in a statement: “Despite the recent positive Covid tests, we had a fit 23 today who all tested negative this morning. They were ready and keen to take to the pitch against Manu Samoa. The whole squad complied to the letter with the Covid protocols throughout the week, including daily lateral flow tests.
source : Guardian sport