Highlanders to self-isolate, at least one game to be cancelled

The Highlanders are set to be out of action, likely for two weeks, with the team forced into self-isolation after returning from Argentina.

Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark told the Otago Daily Times tomorrow's game scheduled to take place at Estadio José Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires at noon (NZ time)was currently still going ahead.

However it was possible it would be called off tomorrow morning (NZ Time).

Even if the game did not go ahead, the Highlanders would not be able to make it in time for midnight cut-off tomorrow after which all travellers coming into New Zealand are required to go into 14 days self-isolation.

The Highlanders were due to arrive back in New Zealand on Tuesday morning and would go into isolation.

That meant next week's game at Forsyth Barr Stadium against the Lions would definitely be cancelled and likely the following week's game against the Crusaders as well.

Mr Clark also indicated the entire Super Rugby competition was now in doubt and said Sanzaar was meeting and would make a decision in the next couple of days.

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