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Springboks star contracts Covid-19 as team prepares for Rugby Championship

If this week hadn't already been tumultuous enough for the Rugby Championship, the Springboks have been hit with a positive Covid-19 test.

Two players have been removed from the South African team camp ahead of this weekend’s trial match for November's competition.

Cheetahs flanker Teboho 'Oupa' Mohoje, has returned a positive result for the coronavirus.

Trevor Nyakane, who has been in close contact with Mohoje, has been withdrawn as a precaution.

The world champions have an expanded squad in Cape Town.

Officials have responded to the news saying everything is “safe and secure” despite Mohoje's positive test.