Edinburgh's Rainbow Cup game against Ulster set to go ahead amid Covid concerns

Murrayfield Stadium is scheduled to host the encounter on Saturday
Murrayfield Stadium is scheduled to host the encounter on Saturday

Edinburgh are confident that their round five Rainbow Cup game over Ulster will take place despite concerns over Covid-19 in their camp.

The Scottish regional club had suspended their training earlier in the week after a member of their squad was tested positive for Covid-19 and he was placed under self isolation along with potential close contacts.

However, a statement released by the club confirmed that further two rounds of testing was conducted with all the results reporting negative for coronavirus and is looking forward for the encounter against Ulster which is set to be hosted by Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.

“The club would like to thank all those who sent their best wishes to the individual who has contracted Covid-19. His health continues to improve in isolation.

“The small group of potential contacts – identified through internal contact tracing – remain in isolation and do not report any symptoms.

“The club has conducted two rounds of PCR testing of the full squad and playing staff this week, both of which returned no positive results.

“Consequently, the club’s Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (5 June) currently remains scheduled to go ahead as planned.

“Edinburgh Rugby continues to operate an extensive health and safety coronavirus mitigation plan and follow all respective health guidance aligned through Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group.”