Over the weekend, the Premiership Final will also take place on the pitch and there is no shortage of widespread reflections and controversies over the difference in ability between football and rugby.
Sunday was (and still is, at least for now) the match between England A and Scotland A at Welford Road, home to the Leicester Tigers. The news today is that there is one positive player in Scots (name not communicated) and 8 others in close contact with him have been placed in solitary confinement as a precaution. For now, therefore, there is only an “official” case, but it is clear that such a situation could put the game at risk. So far, no announcement has been made on any changes to the schedule, so Scotland has replaced those called Ben Wellacott from Wasps, Callum Hunter-Hill from Saracens, George Taylor from Edinburgh and D’Arcy Rae. will be absent. and Stafford McDowall by Glasgow Warriors.
Beyond the sport, which still has relative importance because it is a test between A teams, this question fits into a particular context, following controversy by Jack Nowell, back to the usefulness of Exeter and the English national team, on little consistency. Government in the management of sporting events. Notably, Novell reported that a 10,000 spectator limit (out of a maximum capacity of 80,000) would be respected at Twickenham for the Premiership final, while 60,000 for the semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 in Wembe. Will be.
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So a game of relative value like England A-Scotland A can be important to understand what kind of management will be adopted this time around. If the 8 players who came into contact with the positive were all negative (and that’s what we expect), then the game would clearly be played if the virus were to spread to other team members, rather than the first case, even if already isolated. Let us be apart, at this point we must ask ourselves whether it is worth risking everyone for a match like this. And, in general, if it’s worth so much haste in time for a return to normalcy (which brings with it risks, but obviously economic benefits too), especially when the season is over – the competitive ahead. With a three-month halt of activities – in a country where positivity cases have been increasing in recent times.
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