Wasps can confirm that seven members of the playing department, three staff members and four players, have returned positive tests for COVID-19.
The Club’s medical team were informed of the test results following the latest round of the PCR COVID-19 screening programme.
All seven, who are in good health overall, are now self-isolating and so are their close contacts. They will continue to follow Public Health England and Premiership Rugby guidelines and protocols. The Club have taken the decision to cancel training for the remainder of this week as an added precautionary measure.
Everyone at Wasps send their best wishes to the players and staff concerned.
The Club’s COVID-19 contact tracing, measures and protocols, which remain rigorous, will continue to be adhered to.
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The brilliant nicknames Joe Marler has given teammates in his autobiography
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1. Joe Launchbury (Slosh, Sloshbucket, or Biscuit)
“He has the biggest arse in world rugby – and was forever knocking things over.”
2. James Haskell (The Unflushable Turd, Rig City)
“Despite being embroiled in a number of off-the-pitch controversies over the years and falling foul of various regimes, the unflushable turd has repeatedly bounced back.”