RFL confirm Wakefield v Leeds postponement

The RFL and Super League have confirmed the postponement of this Thursday’s fixture between Wakefield and Leeds, after two Trinity players tested positive for Covid-19.

Wakefield postponed training indefinitely immediately after the positive tests and will have further tests carried out on Friday before a decision is made about their game against Hull FC next week.

Warrington, who faced Trinity last week, will still play Hull FC on Friday, however the Wolves will be without six players who are required to self-isolate for 14 days following track and trace analysis.

Those players will also be unavailable for Warrington’s fixture against Castleford next week.

The postponement also means a change in schedule for Thursday’s other two fixtures.

Hull KR v Wigan will remain as a 6pm kick-off, however, Salford’s clash with Castleford, which was originally scheduled for 2:30pm, will now take place at 8:15pm.

There will be no change to Friday’s match schedule.

RFL chief regulatory officer Karen Moorhouse said: “In what are unprecedented and uniquely challenging circumstances for the sport, we should first recognise the importance of the health and wellbeing of the players and other staff, and their families, at the clubs who have been affected.

“Again, we have been forced as a sport to show our ability to move quickly to ensure we still have a programme of four attractive fixtures in the Betfred Super League and again, we are grateful to the flexibility of the clubs involved, and of our broadcast partners, in agreeing to these changes at such short notice.”

Revised Super League fixtures:

Thursday 3 September – Hull KR v Wigan Warriors (6:00pm); Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers (8:15pm)

Friday September 4 – Huddersfield Giants v St Helens (6:00pm); Warrington Wolves v Hull FC (8:15pm)