The SX10 squad will forfeit the first round matches in the World Tens Tournament as one SX10 player has tested positive for COVID-19, so all members of the SX10 rugby squad have been self-isolating.
A spokesperson said, “The World Tens Series can confirm that one SX10 player has returned a positive COVID-19 test result, following the latest round of testing.
“All the remaining members of the Squad all tested negative at the same time, and since then, they have all re-tested again and have all recorded negative results.
“However, with the strict protocols in place by both the Government of Bermuda and the World Tens Series, all members of the SX10 squad have been self-isolating.
“SX10 will not take part in round one of the World Tens League this Sunday and Monday and will therefore forfeit their matches. The other six competing teams will all be awarded a 6-0 victory and awarded League points accordingly.
“The World Tens Series Management team is in close dialogue with local authorities and, at this stage, if the SX10 Squad continues to return negative test results, they will be ready to return to play next week for Round two of the World Tens Series League.”
From 8 down to 6, we wish @SX10Rugby10s all the best as they self isolate here in Bermuda and we hope to have them back next weekend.
— World Tens Series (@WorldTens) October 23, 2020