The Lions have become the second South African franchise to go into self-isolation after returning from New Zealand.

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The Johannesburg side arrived back in South Africa from New Zealand on Sunday and have gone into self-isolation for 14 days.

The rest of the team management arrive back on Monday (March 16) and will also be in self-isolation.

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This follows the Bulls who announced on Sunday that their 27-man touring squad will go into isolation for 14 days when they arrive in South Africa on Monday.

The Lions are coming off a 10-43 defeat to the Blues in Auckland.

It is difficult circumstances, but people’s health come first,” said Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company.

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“SANZAAR is in ongoing discussions with broadcasters and have been keeping everyone informed of the decisions. The situation will be reviewed on an on-going basis.”

Meanwhile, in injury news loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani suffered a grade two MCL tear and will go for a scan.

Manuel Rass is also set to go for scans for an ankle sprain.

– Rugby365

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