Two more players to self-isolate after positive Covid-19 tests

Two more Super League players will self-isolate for the next 14 days after returning positive Covid-19 tests.

Of this week’s 598 tests carried out on Super League clubs, match officials and other relevant staff, three came back positive, two of which were Wakefield players, as was confirmed earlier in the week leading to the postponement of their game against Leeds Rhinos.

The third positive result came from a Warrington player who wasn’t showing symptoms, but will now self-isolate, meaning the Wolves now have seven players in self-isolation after track and trace analysis identified six that may be at risk of coronavirus following their game against Wakefield.

Those six players have all returned two negative tests this week.

In addition, one St Helens player, who didn’t play in their fixture against Hull KR last week, returned a positive result from and NHS test after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

He will now self-isolate for 10 days before undertaking a ‘return to play’ programme, while two other members of the Saints squad, who also weren’t involved in last week’s game, will also be required to self-isolate for 14 days following track and trace analysis.

This week’s two remaining fixtures, which involve both St Helens and Warrington, will still go ahead.

Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons are due to have further tests on Friday, with results due over the weekend.