Leeds Rhinos club statement

Leeds Rhinos have given an update on their squad ahead of the latest round of the Betfred Super League. 

The Rhinos currently have two players who have received a positive COVID-19 test whilst seven players are self-isolating following track and trace. 

Since last weekend, one player is self-isolating after being contacted by NHS test and trace having come into contact with a member of the public who had tested positive.  

On Monday, during the routine lateral flow testing at the club, a player tested positive which has been confirmed with a subsequent PCR test. That positive result meant two more players had to self-isolate.  

On Tuesday morning, another player returned a positive lateral flow test, which led to four players being ruled out through contact tracing from Monday’s training session.   

There were no additional positive COVID-19 tests in the previous round of Lateral Flow Tests on Monday and again on Wednesday morning for all players and staff who were not isolating.

The remaining fit and available players will train as normal on Wednesday at the club’s training ground. 

The two players who tested positive are being monitored by the Leeds Rhinos medical staff, and in the interests of privacy, the club will not be disclosing their names.

Leeds Rhinos game against St Helens due to be played this Friday at Emerald Headingley has been postponed.

As with the Huddersfield Giants versus Wigan Warriors fixture, which has also been postponed as a result of Covid-19, the clubs will liaise with the RFL on a possible date to rearrange the match later in the season.

Sky Sports had been due to show the Leeds Rhinos versus St Helens game, but will now cover the match between Hull KR and Salford Red Devils (kick-off 745pm).