Eight Leeds players and staff are self-isolating after showing coronavirus symptoms

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds have confirmed eight players and staff are self-isolating after suffering from symptoms of coronavirus.

The Rugby Football League and Super League has announced that all matches have been suspended until April 3 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rhinos’ trip to Catalans last Saturday was postponed following confirmation an unnamed Leeds player was put into self-isolation. Tests later were returned negative for the virus.

A Leeds statement said: “Leeds Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield has confirmed that eight members of the first-team squad and backroom team are currently in self isolation after showing symptoms of possible coronavirus.”

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