Castleford Tigers begin 'internal investigation' after Jesse Sene-Lefao is stood down

Castleford Tigers have "stood down" Samonan forward Jesse Sene-Lefao.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 1:50 pm
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 2:18 pm
Jesse Sene-Lefao. Picture by Alex WhiteheadSWpix.com

Castleford Tigers have "stood down" Samonan forward Jesse Sene-Lefao.

The 30-year-old second-rower is set to miss Thursday's Betfred Super League showdown with Warrington Wolves at St Helens.

Tigers return to Saints on Sunday for a delayed Coral Challenge Cup sixth round tie against Hull.

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A brief club statement confirmed: "Castleford Tigers can confirm that first team player Jesse Sene-Lefao has been stood down from selection and training due to Covid track and trace protocols.

"The club will be making no further comment at this stage pending the result of an internal investigation into the matter."

No detaiils have been given, but Sene-Lefao is understood to have spent time away from the club with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus.

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