Wigan game with Catalans postponed due to coronavirus positives

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.

4 Comments

  1. Any reason why Wigan can’t fulfil this fixtures with the remainder of their squad? This decision puts a lot of pressure on Catalans to fulfil the minimum 15 fixtures

    • Due to the positive tests, all staff have had to have further tests today and the results wouldn’t necessarily be back in time for tomorrow night’s match, given the cost of travelling for Catalans too. Believe they discussed putting it back to the weekend but issues with travelling prevented it.

  2. STINKS- Similar to when tbey said pitch was flooded and called game against Widnes off. Following day groundsman was watering the pitch befire football match

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