Not the news Ulster rugby fans wanted to hear ahead of a massive game on Saturday at 3pm where they will take on the Ospreys. Their new star signing South African number eight Duane Vermeulen has tested positive for Covid-19. The big Springbok number eight will have to isolate now and wait till he gets the all clear to return to training.
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Bad news for Ulster.
New signing Duane Vermeulen has tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Belfast from Barbarians camp.
Ulster hope to have him integrate in squad training over the course of next week.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) November 30, 2021
Duane Vermeulen's long-awaited debut for new club Ulster has been delayed after the player tested positive for Covid this week. https://t.co/9no8AVEv4K
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) November 30, 2021
🏉 New @UlsterRugby signing Duane Vermeulen tests positive for Covid-19 ⤵️
— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) November 30, 2021
Ulster will just have to wait for the long awaited first game of their star new signing. Ulster had a massive win last weekend against Leinster, the Northern province will be hoping to follow that up with a win against the Welsh region.