Wigan given all-clear to face Catalans as fans return to Super League

Wigan have been cleared to make the trip to France for Saturday’s Super League fixture against Catalans after they received good news from their latest round of Covid-19 tests.

The Warriors’ routine weekly testing was brought forward following the positive test received by a member of their squad who was showing symptoms over the weekend and who is now self-isolating.

Those results have all come back negative, meaning Wigan will fly to Perpignan on the morning of the match on a charter flight under conditions approved by the British and French authorities for the first Super League fixture in France since the resumption of the season on August 2.

The match will also be the first to host a crowd since the resumption after the Dragons were given the go-ahead by the French Government to allow 5,000 fans into Stade Gilbert Brutus.

The round 12 fixture, which kicks off at 5pm BST, will be televised live in France on free-to-air broadcaster L’Equipe and in the UK on Sky Sports.

Hull KR, who played Wigan last Thursday, have also received a full negative set of results from their testing this week, clearing the way for them to play leaders St Helens behind closed doors at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday.

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