For the second challenge of the Autumn Country Series
After playing on Saturday afternoon against Tonga (win 69-3, scoring 11), and coming off the bench for the first game of the Autumn Nations Series in England, Joe Marler – the left brace of the Harlequins 90 class – was positive. Known virus after PCR testing, and then forced into isolation.
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For him it is already certain to be absent next Saturday (6.30pm, Sky Sports live) in the Twickenham match between Eddie Jones’ boys and Australia led by Dave Rainey (in search of redemption, after a knockout on Scottish soil).
On the other hand, all the other players and crew of the British team were monitored: the first round of rapid tests, according to the British press, yielded only negative results, even if the results of the new round of. PCR test pending.
And so the false positivity returns, after last week Owen Farrell – who was replaced in 10th by George Forbank – was forced to skip the duel, easily victorious over Tonga, only to discover he had found a false positive, with the captain to be. Once again at Jones’ full disposal since the duel at the Wallabies.
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