Wakefield Trinity v Hull FC set to go ahead this week - Catalans Dragons also back in training, but Wigan Warriors player is latest to test positive for Covid-19

Wakefield Trinity have been cleared for a return to training and Thursday’s game against Hull in Betfred Super League is set to go ahead.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 11:03 am
Players from both sides are involved in a scuffle during Wakefield's Challenge Cup defeat by Catalans two weeks ago. Picture by Danny Lawson PA Wire.

Trinity’s derby at Leeds Rhinos, scheduled for last Thursday, was postponed after two players returned positive tests for coronavirus.

But all results from the squad’s recent round of testing were negative and one of the players who returned a positive test last week had already been isolating from the group for a week, so the situation at Wakefield is not classified as an outbreak and training and games can resume.

An outbreak is regarded as two or more positive tests and that leads to squads isolating for 14 days.

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Wakefield Trinity have been cleared to resume trianing. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Catalans Dragons - who had two games, including a home meeting with Leeds Rhinos tonight (Monday, September 7), postponed after several cases of Covid-19 - have completed the 14-day isolation period and are now also clear to resume training after all their latest tests returned negative results.

Catalans are due to play host to Wigan Warriors on Saturday.

One Wigan player has tested positive for Covid-19 since their game against Hull KR on Thursday and is self-isolating.

Test and trace analysis has been conducted, with no close contacts identified in either the Wigan or Hull KR teams. The two squads will have further tests today.

Unless there are more positive results, both clubs plan to go ahead with their scheduled fixtures this week, with Hull KR set to play St Helens at TW Stadium on Friday.

The RFL say Catalans Dragons and St Helens have been informed of the situation.

This week’s Super League fixtures are: Thursday, September 10 - Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity (6pm), Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves (8.15pm); Friday, September 11 - St Helens v Hull KR (6pm), Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants (8.15pm); Saturday, September 12 - Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors (5pm, Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan).

Castleford’s delayed Coral Challenge Cup sixth round tie against Hull will be played at St Helens on Sunday (3pm).

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