Rugby Players in Auckland Take Temperature Tests During Training

Rugby players in Auckland, New Zealand, took temperature tests as part of a return to training on May 18 and 19, ahead of a return to competition in June.

Rugby Union, the most popular sport in New Zealand, was stopped by the coronavirus; the stoppage affected teams who take part in the Super Rugby competition along with teams from Australia, South Africa, and Japan.

In May, it was announced that the five New Zealand teams who play in Super Rugby would play each other in a competition beginning in June called Super Rugby Aotearoa, as New Zealand deescalates its coronavirus-sparked lockdown conditions.

This footage shows Auckland Blues players returning to training ahead of that competition.

The players received temperature checks and did aerobic fitness tests as part of the return. Credit: The Blues via Storyful