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Another Super League club faces COVID outbreak

Hull KR ‘s game against Wigan will go ahead on Friday, despite the club being the latest Super League side to experience a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Rovers coach Tony Smith says one of his players returned a positive test and more than three others are being forced to self-isolate through the track and trace process.

“We’ve had one positive and four in total affected by it,” Smith said.

“So it’s had an effect on us, just like it has on just about every other team.

“As we said a few weeks ago, once it’s in society, it just flies around.

“So far we haven’t been badly affected, but it has had some impact.”

Leeds have had two of their fixtures postponed due to a rapid outbreak, whilst Huddersfield’s fixture against Wigan was cancelled for the same reason, and Smith is unsure of where the sport is heading.

“It’s going to continue to have an impact; this is our concern and worry of our sport.

“From all the information I’ve read, COVID is now part of our society and, with its variants, is likely to have an impact for the next two or three years.

“How our sport is going to cope and live with it over the next couple of years is something that we need to work out if we’re going to remain viable as a sport and also financially viable as a sport.”

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