Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Newcastle Falcons’ Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Northampton Saints, scheduled for Saturday February 13, has been called off.
Newcastle Falcons 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 Newcastle Falcons training ground closed, with the next round of testing on Monday February 15.
A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: “The health and safety of players, management, staff and match officials is our priority so the decision has made to call the match off.
“We wish those who have tested positive at the Falcons a safe and speedy 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.”