Hull KR’s next two Betfred Super League fixtures have been postponed because of ongoing Covid-19 issues at the club.
Rovers’ home game against St Helens scheduled for this Friday (June 25) was postponed earlier this week after five players had tested positive and with nine others required to isolate as close contacts, meaning the postponement of training until at least Wednesday under the sport’s Multiple Cases Framework.
A further eight players have subsequently tested positive and therefore been required to begin isolation periods of 10 days, at which point the players would be able to return to training under the Gradual Return to Play Protocols programme which takes a minimum of an additional seven days.
Four members of backroom staff are also self-isolating after testing positive, and the club are awaiting the results of a further round of testing.
Under the Multiple Case Framework, all training of the first team has now been suspended until Monday, June 28.
Hull KR’s games at home to Hull FC, scheduled for next Thursday (July 1), and away against Catalans Dragons scheduled for Monday, July 5, have therefore been postponed.
It has been agreed that Hull KR v Hull FC will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 15 – with live coverage on Sky Sports (kick-off 745pm). Whilst the usual starting point is that matches are rearranged in chronological order, it is not possible for St Helens to play on this weekend as they are in the Betfred Challenge Cup Final.
Discussions regarding possible rearrangement of the other two outstanding Hull KR fixtures – against St Helens and Catalans Dragons – will continue, although the Betfred Super League table will again be determined by win points percentage to allow for the possibility of not all fixtures being fulfilled.