Coronavirus: Hull FC and Salford play at weekend after positive tests | Rugby League News


Hull FC’s game against Castleford Tigers this weekend has been postponed after they tested positive for coronavirus, while Salford’s game against the Catalans Dragons has also been postponed by the Super League.

Hull FC have put their team and coaching staff in isolation after six players, five of whom played against Salford in the 54-18 loss on Sunday, tested positive for Covid-19, alongside two members of their coaching team.

Hull was informed of their positive tests by Public Health England on Tuesday evening, before the two teams canceled their training sessions scheduled for Wednesday.

A sixth member of Hull FC’s game squad this weekend is being retested after an inconclusive result.

Hull FC were outclassed by Salford Red Devils 54-18 at Headingley Stadium

Hull FC were outclassed by Salford Red Devils 54-18 at Headingley Stadium

Salford returned negative tests, but the Red Devils team will self-isolate.

Saturday’s scheduled game between Salford and the Catalans will not take place, as will Hull’s game against Castleford on Sunday, while Hull’s Challenge Cup sixth round match against Castleford on August 22 is under review .

The fixture reshuffle means the Super League will now host a closed-door double header Saturday and Sunday at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens, live on Sky Sports.

The Catalans now face Wakefield Trinity on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. in a game that was postponed earlier in the season due to Storm Ciara and Castleford’s 16th round match against St Helens was moved up to Sunday at 4:15 p.m.

It also changed the other two meetings this weekend. The Warrington Wolves will now play the Huddersfield Giants at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos meet at the same time on Sunday.

The revised list of meetings for August 15-16 is as follows:

  • Saturday, 4:15 p.m .: Wakefield Trinity vs. Catalan Dragons
  • Saturday, 8:30 p.m .: Huddersfield Giants contre Warrington Wolves
  • Sunday, 4:15 p.m .: St Helens contre Castleford Tigers
  • Sunday, 6:30 p.m .: Wigan Warriors contre Leeds Rhinos

Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone said: “Throughout this crisis, our priority has been to ensure that we minimize any risk, and the postponement of scheduled meetings this weekend involving Hull FC and Salford underlines this approach.

“This has left us with another difficult situation, but it is an honor to the solidarity of the Super League clubs who have agreed to adjust the fixture list at such a short time.

“We also appreciate the continued support and flexibility from our broadcast partner and are happy to be able to present four great Super League matches this weekend, all live on Sky Sports. “


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