Another Super League fixture in jeopardy following positive COVID cases

Hull KR’s game against St Helens on Friday could be in jeopardy after a second Rovers player tested positive for COVID-19.

Rowan Milnes and three other Hull KR players had already been forced to stand down last week, but the squad received another positive result before Rovers’ fixture with Wigan.

The club said in a statement: “Hull Kingston Rovers can confirm a second positive Covid-19 case within the playing group.

“This adds to the previous four players in isolation, bringing the total to five.

“The club are following all current government guidelines, with player and staff safety paramount.

“No further comment will be made at this time.”

The RFL is expected to confirm early this week whether the Rovers-Saints fixture will go ahead.

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