Three Wales players tested positive for coronavirus - Wayne Pivac

Wayne Pivac took in charge of Wales post World Cup last year
Wayne Pivac took in charge of Wales post World Cup last year

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has revealed that three players in his squad have contracted coronavirus.

The former Scarlets coach did not reveal the players' names but according to reports it is understood that they have recovered since then.

“It’s ripping through the communities here (in Wales),” Pivac told 1 NEWS in New Zealand.

“At the moment we’ve had two or three cases that I’m aware of within our squad.”

Wales are scheduled to take on Japan in a one-game face-off followed by a two-Test series against New Zealand in their summer tour. However, the restrictions imposed following the pandemic coronavirus has put the games in doubt.

Pivac, who took in charge of Wales from Warren Gatland following the World Cup in Japan last year highlighted the importance of the matches to resume when the situation improves to help the unions improve after a tough season financially.

"I don't think anyone wants these tours to be cancelled. We need them to be played," said Pivac.

"We need the money into the game for the game to survive. We're all in the same boat there."

Wales also have a Six Nations game against Scotland postponed while they take on South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Fiji in their autumn series.

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