Wakefield stand down David Fifita as three Trinity players self-isolate

Andrew's twin brother David currently plays for Wakefield

Wakefield have stood down David Fifita for the foreseeable future, while Jay Pitts, Alex Walker and Liam Kay are self-isolating.

Due to the positive coronavirus tests from the Catalans squad last week, Pitts and Walker are self-isolating for 14 days from the day of the game while Kay has been told he must self-isolate for 14 days due to a family situation.

Trinity say that after discussions with the RFL and internally, they have stood Fifita down for the foreseeable future.

Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter said: “After further discussions with the RFL and internally, we have also stood down David Fifita for the foreseeable future.

“Part of the Track and Trace protocols involve the use of GPS data. David has refused to wear one in the past, and despite being told that he must wear one, didn’t wear it against Catalans in the league game, and removed it at half time of the game last Saturday.

“As the person ultimately responsible for the health and wellbeing of every employee of the club, we must err on the side of caution and remove David from the playing bubble.

“I must stress that all of our players and staff were tested on Monday and all were negative. We have re-tested the players on Thursday and await the results.

“Despite everything that’s been thrown at us over the last three weeks including late changes in fixtures, and having to stand down important members of our squad, we will be fit and ready to go on Sunday against Warrington.

“We, as a club, are doing our utmost to ensure that not only are the players safe, but that the game survives particularly in regards to the Sky commitment.”

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