The Betfred Super League fixture between Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors which was scheduled for Friday night (June 11) has been postponed.
Seven Huddersfield players have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two days, meaning they are required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Consequently, and in accordance with the RFL's Multiple Case Framework, the RFL’s Multiple Cases Group have determined that although Huddersfield’s last training session was last Wednesday (June 2), the team should not return to training until a further round of PCR testing on Friday (June 11).
[If there are any further positives then they would be considered further by the Multiple Case Group]
The decision was reached on the basis of the number of positive cases and given the incubation period for Covid-19 of up to 14 days.
The RFL will work with the clubs and Super League Europe on possible dates for the match to be rearranged later in the season.
There will be further discussion regarding another of Friday’s scheduled matches, between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens, tomorrow – with Leeds currently awaiting the result of a PCR test on one of their players which could rule out a number of others through Test and Trace analysis.