The Super League suffered a severe blow just two weeks after competition resumed after a number of Hull FC players, who played in Sunday’s game with Salford, tested positive for Covid-19.
Five Hull players who were in the game, which they lost 54-18, were later found to carry the virus, along with another who was not involved in their team for the day. Another team member who played is retested with an inconclusive result. But with the players who played against Salford inevitably questioning the Red Devils’ men’s health due to the close contact nature of the rugby league, both teams canceled their respective training sessions this morning. It is increasingly doubtful that their games against Castleford and the Catalans will take place this weekend respectively. All Super League players undergo tests once a week – with the results released on Friday morning – but the Rugby Football League says it is already analyzing Sunday’s game between the two teams to determine how many players from each team should. self-isolate accordingly. testing and tracing procedures that the sport has agreed with Public Health England.
Hull players who have tested positive are to be quarantined for 10 days, immediately excluding them from their game this weekend and casting doubt on the immediate future of the competition.