Tony Smith has his say on whether the season can be finished

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith remains confident that the 2020 Super League season will finish despite Wakefield becoming the latest team to return positive virus tests.

Numerous fixtures have been postponed and rescheduled since the restart, with doubts starting to surface on whether the competition will be able to conclude.

Despite this, Smith firmly believes all the competition’s fixtures will be fulfilled.

“I am confident that the Super League season will be concluded,” he said.  “I am an optimist rather than a pessimist and I am happy to say we have enough teams healthy enough each week to fulfil our programme.

“It does not mean there will not be some adjustments to the timetable and schedule. It will be necessary.

“My thought is that as long as the virus is in society, we are only a snippet who have been fortunate not to test positive, but it is inevitable that we will as long as it is still out there.”

Following their fixture against Wakefield, all Warrington’s players and staff returned negative tests, however six of the Wolves players have been required to self-isolate for 14 days following Test and Trace analysis.

It means Steve Price’s side will field a weakened team in their next two fixtures, a hit Smith says all teams will have to take in order to complete the season.

Steve Price will be without six first-team players for Warrington’s next two games. Credit: News Images

“As long as we can remove as much danger of it from our players and squads, I am optimistic to think that each week we will enough fit and healthy players in teams in order to play the fixtures.

“Hopefully we can do that as the financial consequences would be even greater if we are unable to do this with Sky.

“I think everyone is trying to do their best and fulfil those obligations.”