Players and team management have been cautioned to practice strict COVID-compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, following the third cancellation of a third Super Rugby Unlocked match.

The Sharks’ match with the Stormers in Durban on Saturday has been cancelled following positive tests among the Sharks’ tighthead props.

It follows the cancellation of the Lions’ matches against the Cheetahs and Pumas.

The Pumas’ match against the Bulls, scheduled for Friday evening in Pretoria, has been pushed back until Saturday for player welfare reasons.

The Pumas squad, which returned several positive tests last week, will be re-tested on Thursday.