Toronto players stood down due to coronavirus fears

Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed four of their players are self-isolating after showing mild symptoms of the coronavirus.

As a result, all of the players have been stood down as a precaution.

The statement, which was released on behalf of Head Coach Brian McDermott, says the club are following government guidelines and are taking it very seriously.

It is the latest case within rugby league, after a Leeds Rhinos player had to self-isolate last week, forcing the Rhinos to cancel their trip to Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

The statement continues: “We train in an environment where we interact with students and members of the public and we vehemently do not want to act as a possible vector for COVID-19 which is why we have taken this immediate action.

“The health and welfare of our players, staff, fans and partners is always our primary concern. Our main goal is to prevent any further spread to our playing squad and their immediate family members.

“Therefore we are now postponing all practice and have tasked our squad with keeping themselves healthy.

“We will continue to monitor this while providing updates to our League’s governors and wait for a directive from them.”

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