Leeds player cleared of coronavirus

The Leeds player who was tested for coronavirus, which caused the postponement of their game against Catalans, has been cleared.

On Friday, the Rhinos decided not to travel to Perpignan via Barcelona due to a member of their squad self-isolating after showing symptoms of possible coronavirus.

He was tested as a result, and this has come back negative.

The Rhinos squad will return to full training on Monday in preparation for Friday’s game against St Helens at Headingley, which is still scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Rhinos Operations Director Sue Ward said: “Our priority is the health and safety of everyone who uses Emerald Headingley Stadium, which includes our players, staff and customers.

“As well as the stadium, at our training ground we will have a strict entry policy to limit the amount of people who have access to minimize as much as possible the amount of people using the facility and the increased chance of spreading the virus.

“Our medical staff have kept the players and coaches fully briefed on best practise and we will continue to monitor the situation and take our lead from the authorities.

“We are following the guidelines set down by the UK government and will have extra measures in place for the St Helens game, including hand gel available to supporters and signage to remind spectators of the extra precautions they can take to protect themselves, as set down by Public Health England.”

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