Wasps confirm more positive cases following latest round of testing - Ruck

Wasps confirm more positive cases following latest round of testing

Wasps’ participation in Saturday’s Premiership final against Exeter is in doubt after four more players tested positive for Covid-19.

Four players and three staff members tested positive last week, meaning the club now has eight players self-isolating who will be unavailable for the showpiece at Twickenham.

Wasps statement in full

“Following an additional round of COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Wasps can confirm that four more members of the playing department have tested positive.

Those concerned are now self-isolating, as are their close contacts.

After consultation with the medical leads at Premiership Rugby, the RFU and Public Health England, the club will continue not to train at this stage.

A decision on whether the club will play in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby Final will be made following the results of a further set of testing to be undertaken on Tuesday.

The club’s COVID-19 contact tracing, measures and protocols, which remain rigorous, will continue to be adhered to. Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears have been made aware of the situation prior to the public release of this information.”

A decision on whether or not Wasps can play will be made by Premiership Rugby on Tuesday.

Bristol Bears, who finished third in the table, will replace Wasps should they be unable to fulfil the fixture.

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