Warriors game against Emirates Lions off after gastroenteritis hits squad

The Scottish side will return home after a virus caused the game to be postponed.

Glasgow Warriors game against Emirates Lions in Johannesburg postponed after gastroenteritis hits squad SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors’ match against Emirates Lions in Johannesburg has been called off after a viral infection hit the Scottish squad.

A significant number of Warriors players have gastroenteritis, leading to the United Rugby Championship taking the decision to postpone the match.

The Scottish club will not remain in South Africa to play the game in the coming days, instead returning home at the earliest opportunity to begin their preparations to play Benetton at Scotstoun next Frdiay.

The league will reschedule the Lions match in due course.

A club statement read: “Tomorrow afternoon’s BKT United Rugby Championship Round Six fixture between Glasgow Warriors and Emirates Lions has been postponed.

“Due to the ongoing impact of gastroenteritis infections within the playing squad, it will not be possible for Glasgow Warriors to field a full playing squad for the match in Johannesburg.

“In order to ensure a duty of care towards the players involved and given the medical advice received from all key stakeholders, the United Rugby Championship has made the decision to postpone the fixture.

“The league will now move to examine potential dates to reschedule the games and will update in due course.”