Wigan v Catalans postponed after Warriors return three positive Covid-19 tests

Super League has confirmed that Thursday’s game between Wigan and Catalans has been postponed after three further members of Warriors staff returned positive Covid-19 tests.

The news comes after the club confirmed three positive tests last week.

The individuals involved in the new cases are all now self-isolating, while Wednesday’s scheduled training session was cancelled with the players and staff due to have a further round of testing on Thursday.

Since Super League’s initial announcement, Wigan have confirmed that one positive case is from a member of first team coaching staff, while the other two are from members of support staff.

After Thursday’s re-test results are confirmed, the RFL’s Multiple Cases Group will decide whether Wigan can return to training ahead of their next scheduled fixture against Salford next Friday (October 23).

As yet, there is no new date available in the calendar for the Warriors and Catalans to reschedule the fixture, however Super League says it will keep the situation under review.

The Warriors have also confirmed that from the three players who tested positive for coronavirus last week, one has since returned two negative tests and is awaiting sign off to return to training, while the other two are continuing to self-isolate.

In total, from 591 tests taken across the 11 Super League clubs and other supporting staff this week, there have been 584 negative results and seven positives, spread across four clubs.

Three clubs – Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils – had further tests on Friday because of their fixture schedule. There was one positive from that round – a Red Devils player who then had a second positive on Monday.

Salford have already confirmed that they have had two players testing positive.

The other 131 tests were negative, producing a revised total for the week starting October 5 of 709 negatives and 12 positives from 721 tests, with the positives spread across six clubs.

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