Warrington’s clash with Catalans postponed

Warrington’s clash with Catalans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 cases.

The Super League fixture was scheduled to take place Thursday, 19 August, and was set to be aired live on Sky Sports.

Within the last 24 hours, four members of the Dragons’ essential staff have tested postitive for Covid-19 – three of them this morning shortly before the squad were due to fly to England.

It is the second postponement of the day following Newcastle Thunder’s home clash with London Broncos in the Championship due to Covid-19.

Steve Prices’ side were set to kick-off the rival round in the Super League, while Leeds host Huddersfield tonight with a 7:45pm kick-off.

St Helens travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan tomorrow night (August 20), with the action set for Sky Sports cameras from 7:45pm, while the Hull derby will be held at the MKM Stadium on Saturday live on Sky Sports, with a 3:00pm kick-off.

Castleford host Wakefield on Saturday night (August 21), and Leigh face Salford on Sunday evening (August 22).

Steve McNamara’s side currently sit at the top of the Super League table with a win percentage of 88.89%, with 16 wins from 18 so far in 2021.

Warrington currently sit third in the table, winning 11 of 16, while St Helens sit second with a win percentage of 80%.

The Dragons are set to face Salford next in the Super League on Thursday, August 26, while Wolves travel to the John Smith’s Stadium on the same day to face Huddersfield.

Warrington recently promoted nine young players to the club’s academy, all of which have progressed through the club’s scholarship system.

Nolan Tupaea, Zac Bardsley-Rowe, Jake Thewlis, Ben Hartill, Ben Tyrer, Keelan Clark, Lucas Green, Fin Irwin and Noah High have all signed professional academy contracts for next season.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Quite amazing how Catalan have these cases amongst ‘essential staff’ just before a match against a team they have lost twice to already this season. The whiff from France has reached the north of England. They got away with it last year and are trying to do the same again.Let’s hope other clubs find Covid cases before a trip to Perpignan.

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