Coronarivus scare hits 1981 Springboks who toured New Zealand

A coronavirus scare has hit the 1981 Springboks crew who controversially toured New Zealand.

A number of members of the squad performed golf throughout a reunion day in South Africa every week in the past and rugged centre Danie Gerber has since examined optimistic to Covid-19.

Gerber, 61, confirmed he had examined optimistic final Friday after feeling unwell – simply days after the reunion at primarily based on the Border Resort in Jan Kempdorp.

Protesters and police clash outside Eden Park on the day of the third test between the All Blacks and Springboks in 1981.


Protesters and police conflict outdoors Eden Park on the day of the third take a look at between the All Blacks and Springboks in 1981.

The gamers included joint proprietor of the lodge Henning van Aswegen, Burger Geldenhuys, Divan Serfontein, Robbie Blair, Colin Beck, Richard Prentis and Gysie Pienaar.

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Gerber confirmed his 31-year-old daughter Elanie has additionally examined optimistic.

“My spouse has now moved out of the home so myself and Elanie can self-isolate for 2 weeks,” Gerber informed Afrikaans newspaper Rapport.

The report confirmed that at the least one of many former gamers who blended with Gerber on the golf day and dinner had began exhibiting flu-like signs.

Gerber stated he had taken about six flights over the past two fortnight and he had “no clue” the place he may have picked up the virus.

All Blacks prop Gary Knight felled by a flour bomb dropped from a plane over Eden Park during the All Blacks' series win against the Springboks in 1981.


All Blacks prop Gary Knight felled by a flour bomb dropped from a airplane over Eden Park throughout the All Blacks’ sequence win in opposition to the Springboks in 1981.

South Africa is now in a strict lockdown.

The 1981 Springboks toured New Zealand amidst a storm of anti-apartheid protests.

They’d to enter lockdown themselves, typically sleeping on the grounds the place they have been to play to keep away from confrontation with New Zealand protesters who surrounded stadiums and typically invaded pitches.


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The take a look at sequence was received 2-1 by the All Blacks with the third take a look at at Eden Park hit by flour bombs thrown from a low-flying airplane.

The All Blacks and Springboks did not play one another once more till 1992 when South Africa emerged from its apartheid period.