BY ENOCK MUKOMA –
Corona Virus epidemic has forced a change of date for Hong Kong and Singapore legs.
The two legs which are part of HSBC 10 leg series were scheduled for early and mid-April. They will now be played in October as announced by HSBC.
The death toll from the virus whose origin is Wuhan china has hit 1100 people occasioning the change of dates by the governing body.
“The health and safety of our players, fans and everyone working on the event is always our highest priority,” World Rugby said in a statement.
“This prudent decision was taken based on the World Health Organization and relevant public authority travel and health guidelines. (It) . . . is fully supported by stakeholders, including unions and commercial partners,” the body continued.
Currently, New Zealand tops the log at 76 points, South Africa 56 points and Fiji are third at 53 points.
However, all tickets bought will still be valid for then.