Players not worried about new Covid-19 cases - Hurricanes coach Jason Holland

Hurricanes will face Highlanders in the final round of the competition
Hurricanes will face Highlanders in the final round of the competition
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Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland said the players have not showed reluctance to play the final round game of Super Rugby Aotearoa against Highlanders despite a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases.

Wellington reported a total of 17 new cases by Thursday after not reporting a single case for 100 days and the New Zealand government had announced a lockdown in Auckland moving them to a level three restriction while the remaining parts of the country was at level two.

The final round of the competition sees Blues face Crusaders which is under serious doubt because of the lockdown while Hurricanes will line-up against Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.

Despite the situation, Holland said none of the club's players have shown any reluctance to play the game but added that if anyone comes to him with concern it will be respected.

"If people had worries then we understand the person behind the decision," said Holland.

"At the moment there's been nothing like [that] and we've got really good trust in firstly our CEO and our board, and then the Government and New Zealand Rugby to make really good decisions.

"We've had no boys who don't want to play for those reasons."

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