Two Wigan Warriors players test positive for Covid-19
They are now self-isolating, as per Government guidelines.
The club cancelled their training session scheduled for Tuesday as a precaution, while awaiting the results of the weekly tests for Covid-19 carried out on the rest of their squad and support staff yesterday.
Of the two players who have tested positive, one was involved in Saturday’s Coral Challenge Cup semi final against Leeds Rhinos – but Test and Trace analysis does not require any of the Leeds or Wigan players to self-isolate as a result of close contacts from the game.
The identity of the players has not been revealed. Centre Oliver Gildart missed the semi-final because he felt unwell but it is unclear if he is one of the players with coronavirus.
This is the second Covid-19 case at the Warriors - an unnamed player missed two matches last month - while Sean O'Loughlin had to withdraw from a game because a family member had symptoms, but was later cleared.