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Sport Mumps strikes NZ Commonwealth Games Sevens team

10:31  13 april  2018
10:31  13 april  2018 Source:   radionz.co.nz

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The New Zealand Olympic Committee has confirmed a player in the New Zealand women's rugby sevens team has contracted mumps and is currently in isolation. The New Zealand Team Medical Lead confirmed the case this morning and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 medical and

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Twenty-six year old Ruby Tui, is with the women's rugby sevens team at their pre-games camp on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

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.

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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 Games Village tomorrow but will instead remain in camp until Sunday.

The New Zealand Team medical team lead and team psychologist will also travel to support the team on the Sunshine Coast today.

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It comes after Kat Whata-Simpkins was ruled out of the team with a leg injury. Tenika Willison moves into the squad of 12 and Alena Saili joins the team as the travelling reserve.

Injury and illness have also forced changes to the men's rugby sevens team for this week's Commonwealth Games.

Young rising stars Ngarohi McGarvey Black and Caleb Clarke have both been ruled out.

McGarvey Black sustained an ankle injury in a warm up game against Australia last Thursday and has returned home.

Clarke, the team's travelling reserve, was diagnosed with an appendicitis over the weekend and is undergoing surgery today before returning to New Zealand.

Etene Nanai-Seturo has been confirmed as a replacement for McGarvey Black, while a decision on Clarke's replacement will be made later.

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