Super League club releases statement following major COVID-19 outbreak

Castleford Tigers have announced that they have shut down their training ground two days before the club’s scheduled Christmas break.

The members of playing and coaching staff are understood to have tested positive in recent days is reportedly in double figures, making it the largest case since during the 2021 Super League season.

Everyone involved with the first-team has conducted a PCR test and those who tested positive will be following the correct protocols of isolation. The Club’s on-field rugby operations are now suspended until the new year, whilst our off-field operations continue working in the run-up to Christmas.

The Castleford club has been in regular communication with both the RFL and Public Health England regarding the situation.

It’s a big blow to Super League preparations with the 2022 season penned in to start on February 10, with the latest societal restrictions imposed by the current Conservative government ensuring a spectator limit on Boxing Day games.
Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity will take part in their traditional fixture a day after Christmas in front of a crowd of no more than 9,999 people, whilst Castleford will play the York City Knights on Sunday 17 January.
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