Leeds’ trip to Perpignan to take on Super League leaders Catalans Dragons has been postponed after the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Rhinos camp rose to eight.
It comes after last week’s clash with St Helens was also called off, with two players testing positive and a further seven squad members deemed to have been close contacts following Test and Trace analysis.
Rugby League’s Multiple Cases Group have now extended the instruction for Richard Agar’s side to postpone training for a further five days until another round of PCR testing on Saturday 19 June.
The clubs have already begun discussions with the RFL and Super League about rearranging the match, which was due to take place at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday evening, for later this summer.
Meanwhile, another side forced to postpone their fixture last weekend, Huddersfield Giants, have been cleared to return to team training after no further positive cases were reported following the latest round of testing.
It means that their home clash against Salford Red Devils, Ian Watson’s former club, can go ahead as planned on Friday evening.