Wigan game with Catalans postponed due to coronavirus positives

James Gordon

Super League has announced that Thursday night’s game between Wigan and Catalans has been postponed.

Wigan have had a number of positive coronavirus tests this week, within their first team coaching staff and support staff, which follow three positive tests last week.

Their scheduled training session on Wednesday was cancelled, and the club will have a further round of testing on Thursday.

A club update said: “The Club can also confirm that one of the three players who tested positive for Covid-19 last week has since returned two negative tests this week and is now awaiting sign off to return to training.

“The other two players are continuing to self-isolate as per Government guidelines.”

The Warriors are next due to be in action against Salford on Friday October 23.

There have been seven positive tests this week across four different clubs from a total of 591 tests.

The postponement piles more pressure on Catalans’ schedule, with the French club having already played fewer games than anybody else, with 12.