The Super League fixture between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens which was scheduled for Friday (June 11) has been postponed.
Two of the Leeds senior squad have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two days, requiring them to self-isolate for 10 days – and an additional seven players have been shown as close contacts of one or both of those players through Test and Trace.
Leeds say one player is self-isolating after being contacted by NHS Track and Trace after coming into contact with a member of the public who tested positive.
One player returned a positive lateral flow test on Monday, which was later confirmed by a lab test. That meant two players had to self-isolate as close contacts.
A second player then tested positive on Tuesday, leading to a further four players being ruled out as close contacts.
As with the Huddersfield Giants versus Wigan Warriors fixture, which has also been postponed as a result of Covid-19, the clubs will liaise with the RFL on a possible date to rearrange the match later in the season – although the Super League table will again be determined by win points percentage to allow for the possibility of not all fixtures being fulfilled.
Sky Sports had been due to show the Leeds Rhinos versus St Helens game, but will now cover the match between Hull KR and Salford Red Devils (kick-off 745pm).