A large portion of Samoa’s team are based in Sydney but the side were due to prepare for the two Tests – which were set to be played on July 17 and July 22 – in Brisbane.
Border closures have made the matches impossible to play but RA are committed to rescheduling the matches later in the season.
Meanwhile, the Western Force have withdrawn from the remainder of the Super W competition due to the WA government imposing border restrictions on NSW. Though the competition was being held in Coffs Harbour, over five hours north of Sydney, the WA government require all people travelling from NSW to WA to do two weeks quarantine.
The Force squad decided they needed to return home immediately to be able to return to families and work as quickly as possible.
“We were greatly looking forward to round two after a very promising start to the season. However, the health and well-being of our players, their families and team management is our priority,” Force CEO Tony Lewis said.