Toronto players stood down after four players show symptoms of coronavirus

Toronto’s playing staff in the UK have been stood down after four players have shown possible symptoms of coronavirus.

The players have gone into self-isolation and the Wolfpack’s action means it is highly likely that their game against Wakefield this weekend will be postponed.

All Super League clubs are attending a meeting in Huddersfield on Monday to discuss coronavirus and how the Rugby Football League’s competitions will go about their business for future months.

In a statement released by the Wolfpack, it read: “Today, we have advised four of our players who have experienced mild possible symptoms of VOID-19 to self-isolate in accordance with the guidelines set by the UK government.

“We take this very seriously and as a precaution, we have stood down our entire playing staff staff in the UK.

“We train in an environment were we interact with students and members of the public and we vehemently do not want to act as a possible vector for COVID-19 which is why we have taken this immediate action.

“The health and welfare of our players, staff, fans and partners is always our primary concern. Our main goal is to prevent any further spread to our playing squad and their immediate family members, therefore we are now postponing all practice and have tasked our squad with keeping themselves healthy.”

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