Covid-19 Testing Update: 7 September
Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons have received the results of their latest round of squad testing for Covid-19, following recent positive tests.
In each case, all the results were negative.
This means that both clubs are cleared to return to training this week, to prepare for the next round of scheduled Betfred Super League fixtures – Wakefield are scheduled to face Hull FC on Thursday night (September 10), and Catalans to play Wigan Warriors on Saturday (September 12).
One Wigan Warriors player has tested positive for Covid-19 since their game against Hull KR on Thursday. He is self-isolating.
As he played in that match, Test and Trace analysis has been conducted – with no close contacts identified, in either the Wigan or Hull KR teams.
Both teams will have further tests today.
At this stage both clubs plan to go ahead with their scheduled fixtures this week – Hull KR against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, and Wigan against Catalans Dragons at Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan on Saturday.
Catalans Dragons have been informed of the situation.
This week’s fixtures (all at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, unless stated otherwise)
Betfred Super League – all matches live on Sky Sports
Thursday September 10: Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity (6pm); Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves (815pm)
Friday September 11: St Helens v Hull KR (6pm), Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants (815pm)
Saturday September 12: Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors (5pm (UK), Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan)
Coral Challenge Cup – live on BBCOne
Sunday September 13: Castleford Tigers v Hull FC (3pm)