The NRL match between Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters has been postponed, and rearranged until tomorrow.
This comes after Bulldogs forward Aidan Tolman had come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
He came into contact with his child’s teacher, who has since tested positive. He will now enter self-isolation, despite testing negative.
Bulldogs CEO Andrew Hill said: “Once we found out about Aiden’s situation we immediately informed the NRL and have been working with them overnight which ultimately led to the decision to postpone the game until tomorrow.
“This is an unprecedented situation, but we will make sure that we take all the necessary precautions required and get everyone within our bubble tested and cleared over the next 24 hours.”
ARLC chairman Peter V’landys added: “There’s a very remote risk of infection within the Bulldogs squad. To ensure there is no risk at all, the player will be tested today and the game delayed until tomorrow to ensure the test results have returned.
“I want to congratulate the Bulldogs for swiftly informing the NRL.
“I want to thank our broadcast partners for their assistance, at very short notice, in changing the schedule. The changes will ensure our fans will still be able to watch a game on free to air television this afternoon.”