Leeds player produces positive coronavirus test, with two more stood down

Leeds have confirmed that a player has produced a positive test result in the weekly round of Covid-19 antigen tests.

As part of the track and trace protocols, two further members of the squad of have been stood down. The player who produced a positive test played in the Rhinos’ clash with Huddersfield last Friday.

A second player, who is not a contact trace, has reported symptoms to the club this morning as part of the daily screening programme that is mandatory for every player and is currently awaiting results from an antigen test taken on Wednesday morning. This player tested negative on Monday.

Following the first positive test, the entire Rhinos squad will not return to training until the training facility has been sanitised by a specialist contractor.

The Rhinos squad and staff were tested on Monday morning this week with only one positive result. At present, the Rhinos intend to go ahead as planned with this Friday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.

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