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Vaccination status set to cause trouble for a number of Super League players on away visits

Vaccination or no vaccination? – that is the question that has been doing the rounds in sport and society as a whole.

For most of society, it’s the former, but a strong and vociferous minority of those in the latter camp continue to voice their concerns.

Whilst the UK has not passed any legislation mandating vaccination, France has – which could have serious consequences for Super League.

That would mean that any Catalans Dragons or Toulouse Olympique players who are unjabbed would not be able to play – likewise any unvaccinated stars at another Super League club could not play in France either, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite 85% of Super League players being vaccinated, according to the RFL before Christmas, there could still be a lot of drama for those who haven’t received their jab.

There will be also hefty punishments for any clubs involved in cancelling fixtures for COVID-related reasons in 2022, the RFL has confirmed.

Clubs in Super League, Championship and League 1 had previously been advised in 2021 of the decision to introduce a revised framework for 2022 if fixtures could not be fulfilled.

Super League clubs are set to be ordered to forfeit matches, with their opponent given a 48-0 victory, if they are unable to fulfil a fixture because of a Covid outbreak.

In 2021 clubs were able to apply for a cancellation if they had seven or more players unavailable due to the impact of the pandemic, and a total of 21 games were called off, with only the Wigan Warriors playing all of their scheduled games during the season and with only a small amount of the cancelled games actually being rescheduled.

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