Rugby sevens: All Blacks Sevens stood down over coronavirus concerns

The All Blacks Sevens squad have been told to stay away from training indefinitely, after two members of the Australian sevens team were tested for coronavirus.

The New Zealanders beat Australia in the final of the Vancouver leg of the World Series just over a week ago.

Late Sunday, Rugby Australia announced that two of the side presented symptoms of coronavirus upon their return to Sydney.

The All Blacks Sevens' medical team remain in constant contact with Rugby Australia, but until any results from the tests come back, the players are prohibited from attending the team base in Tauranga.

The team have been on leave for the past week, since they arrived back in the country. 

The next world series event is scheduled for London in May, although that may change in light of the widespread cancellation of sporting leagues over the past few days.

Rugby Australia headquarters has been closed to undergo a thorough clean, with both the Australian men’s and women’s sevens teams also told to stay away from the facility.