A WARRINGTON Wolves player has tested positive for coronavirus, Super League has confirmed.
The player was not one of the six players already forced to self-isolate ahead of tonight’s game against Hull at Headingley. Those six all returned negative tests on Thursday morning.
Despite the non-availability of seven players, the Wolves will still go ahead with the game.
A total of 598 tests were conducted this week with three positives – the one from Wolves and two from Wakefield, which caused their game against Leeds to be postponed on Thursday.
In addition one St Helens player, who was not involved in their game against Hull KR last weekend, received a positive result from an NHS test on Thursday, after showing Covid-19 symptoms on Wednesday.
He will now self-isolate for 10 days before beginning a return to play programme, depending on his condition.
Since the return of Super League, players and officials from each club, along with match officials and other key matchday staff, undergo weekly antigen testing.