Wigan Warriors match with Catalans Dragons postponed due to Covid-19

Wigan's game with Catalans scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed due to coronavirus.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 5:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 5:38 pm
Wigan's Robin Park HQ

The game was due to take place at 5.30pm but won't take place because of three fresh cases of Covid-19 among members of staff.

The first case is from a member of the first team coaching staff and two others are support staff.

All three are now self-isolating as per Government guidelines.

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There will be a further round of testing at the club tomorrow and, following those results, the RFL’s Multiple Cases Group will consider whether the Wigan first team squad can return to training.

Their next scheduled fixture is against Salford Red Devils next Friday (October 23).

As yet, there is no new date available in the calendar for the Warriors vs Dragons fixture. The situation will be kept under review but the French club already have two other games to catch-up on.

With 11 teams in the competition following Toronto's withdrawal, each club had been scheduled to play 20 fixtures - all of their 10 opponents twice.

But authorities recognised early on that it would be unlikely that all games would be fulfilled and switched the table to a 'win percentage' - on the basis a side must have played 15 matches to qualify for the top-four.

Wigan have still to play Salford, St Helens, Huddersfield, Leeds and Hull FC ahead of a top-four play-offs - as well as the possibility of this rearranged game with Catalans.

A previous fixture against Catalans was canned because of cases of coronavirus in the Dragons squad - Castleford stepped up to play the Warriors instead.

And until today, they had already reported four players - all unnamed - who had contracted the virus. Two are still self-isolating in accordance with the Government's advice.

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