Leeds confirm positive test

Leeds Rhinos. Credit: RL Photos

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that one member of their squad has produced a positive test result in the weekly round of Covid 19 Antigen tests. The player will isolate until further notice. 

As part of the track and trace protocols, two further members of the squad have been stood down. The player who produced a positive test, played in the Rhinos game against Huddersfield Giants last Friday. 

A second player, who is not a contact trace, has reported symptoms to the club this morning as part of the daily screening programme that is mandatory for every player and is currently awaiting results from an antigen test taken on Wednesday morning.

This player produced a negative test on Monday. The Rhinos players and staff were on a planned recovery day on Wednesday and therefore preparations for Friday’s Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final have not been impacted thus far. 

Following the first positive test, the entire squad will not return to training until the training facility has been sanitised by a specialist contractor. 

None of the players impacted this week were involved in the issues surrounding last Friday’s win over Huddersfield Giants, when a number of players were stood down as a precaution.

At present, the Rhinos intend to go ahead as planned with this Friday’s Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final against Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.

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