File: Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber at a press conference.
JOHANNESBURG - With the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa on the horizon, the Springboks' plans have been dealt a blow.
The reigning world champions' camp has been hit by Covid-19, with three positive cases.
As a precaution, the team had to cancel Sunday's training session in Johannesburg.
Team management immediately put the squad into self-isolation until specialist medical advice can be obtained from the Lions Series Medical Advisory Group.
Coach Jacques Nienaber's charges will host the British and Irish Lions during three Test matches starting in Cape Town on 24 July.