Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Northampton Saints’ Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Leicester Tigers, scheduled for Saturday 9 January has been called off.
Northampton Saints returned positive tests in the latest round of PCR testing. In consultation with Public Health England and the Professional Rugby Testing Oversight Group, the match has been called off and the Northampton Saints training ground closed, with the next round of testing on Monday 11 January.
A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: “The health and safety of players, management, staff and match officials is our priority.
“We wish those who have tested positive at Saints a speedy and safe recovery.
“Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we’d ask everyone to respect their privacy.”
Under the Premiership Rugby regulations, the match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers will be cancelled. A Premiership Rugby panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points and a further announcement will be made in due course.