Rugby Championships: Organisers tell teams to isolate after Covid-19 outbreak in Brisbane

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New Zealand won the Rugby Championship this year with one game left

Rugby Championship organizers ordered staff and players to stay in their hotels during a Covid-19 epidemic in Brisbane. This was in preparation for the final match.

A match between Queensland Shield cricket and Tasmania was also affected by the outbreak, which was called off on Tuesday just before the toss.

Despite these new cases, the Queensland government did not place a lockdown.

Brisbane will host the Ashes Test opening in December.

New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina played in a double-header at Townsville last weekend. The competition will conclude on the Gold Coast this Saturday.

Scott McLeod, assistant coach of All Blacks, stated that they are not permitted to leave the hotel except for medical visits or essentials.

"It's an unexpected situation, but we've dealt with it before and it was resolved quickly."

The match between Cricket and the Sheffield Shield has been delayed until later in the season. While they acknowledged that the match could have gone ahead under current public health settings for the time being, Tasmania stated that they took a cautious and considered approach and decided to fly home.

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland is due to host the Grand Final of the National Rugby League on Sunday between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers.

On Tuesday, four new cases were reported from Queensland.

Only one health measure that has been reintroduced is the mandatory wearing of a mask in indoor settings for residents in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Areas.

Jeannette Young, chief Queensland health officer, said that officials could order a lockdown in the event of more cases emerging over the next few days.