Commonwealth Games: Black Ferns Sevens struck by mumps

  • 03/04/2018

Black Ferns Sevens star Ruby Tui has contracted mumps on the eve of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Tui, who was part of the silver-medal team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is with the women’s sevens team at their pre-games camp on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, before checking into the athlete's village.

She is currently in isolation and being supported by a New Zealand team doctor, who has travelled to the Sunshine Coast to be with her. 
The New Zealand team medical lead confirmed the case this morning and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 medical and public health teams have been advised.
The wider team will remain in isolation at their camp while further assessments are made on players and support staff.
The team had been scheduled to come into the village on Wednesday, but will now remain in camp until Sunday.

The New Zealand team medical team lead and other staff also travelled to support the team on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand Rugby confirmed Ngarohi McGarvey Black (ankle injury) and Caleb Clarke (appendicitis) had dropped out of the All Blacks Sevens side for the Commonwealth Games.