Super League hit by positive coronavirus test results

Several Super League players have tested positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

Six Hull FC players, including five that played in the defeat to Salford on Sunday, and two members of the club’s coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19 following the game.

Both clubs have now cancelled their scheduled training sessions for Wednesday.

All who test positive are now required to quarantine for 10 days – until August 21 – in line with national guidance.

An RFL statement said: “Public Health England, the Hull FC players and staff, and the Salford Red Devils club were informed of the situation this evening.

“Salford’s routine weekly test results have not yet been received, but the RFL is now analysing Sunday’s match to determine how many players from each team will also be required to self-isolate under the test and trace procedures that have been agreed with Public Health England.

“Announcements on the impact on forthcoming Betfred Super League and Coral Challenge Cup fixtures over the next two weekends will be made as soon as possible.”

Prior to the weekend, it was announced that a total of 2,019 tests carried out by league partners Screen4 and had come back negative.

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