Six Hull FC players test positive for Covid-19 as Super League fixture with Castleford Tigers set to be cancelled

SIX Hull FC players have tested positive for Covid-19, a Super League statement has confirmed.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 7:50 am
Six Hull FC players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of consecutive games with Castleford Tigers. Picture: Getty Images.

Five players who were involved in the defeat against Salford Red Devils on Sunday have seen their tests returned as positive while one more player who was not involved in the matchday 17 has also tested positive for the virus.

The Black and Whites and Salford - who have now returned no positive tests - have cancelled their training sessions for today.

Hull's meeting with Castleford Tigers this weekend is set to be cancelled, after the FC players were told that training has been postponed indefinitely.

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Two members of Hull's staff have also testing positive for the virus, with an enforced 10-day isolation also throwing their sixth-round Challenge Cup clash with the Tigers into doubt.

A Super League statement read: "All who test positive are now required to quarantine for 10 days - until August 21 – in line with national guidance.

"Two members of Hull’s coaching staff have also tested positive.

"Public Health England, the Hull FC players and staff, and the Salford Red Devils club were informed of the situation Tuesday evening."

Salford have returned no positive tests but to keep in line with track and trace procedures, 11 of their players have now been told to isolate.

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