Salford Red Devils’ next two Betfred Super League fixtures, against Wakefield Trinity and Hull FC, have been postponed under the Covid-19 Protocols.
On Tuesday morning, one of senior players had returned a positive lateral flow test, which has now been confirmed with a PCR test. More than six other players are also required to isolate as close contacts.
The Club can also confirm that another player has confirmed a positive Lateral Flow test this morning, and an additional two members of staff who are symptomatic. As a result, the Club have been referred to the Multiple Case Group.
Under the RFL’s Covid-19 protocols, a team can apply to postpone a match if seven or more senior players are unavailable as a result of Covid-19 – either through positive tests or as close contacts.
Salford had been due to host Wakefield on July 1, and to travel to Hull FC next Monday, July 5.
The clubs will now liaise with the RFL about a possible rearrangement of one or both of the fixtures – although the Betfred Super League table will again be determined by win points percentage to allow for the possibility of not all fixtures being fulfilled.
Anyone who has purchased a ticket for tomorrow’s game will receive an automatic refund in 3-10 days.