IRFU complete first phase of Covid-19 testing with no positive results

A total of 140 players and staff were tested in Leinster and Munster
A total of 140 players and staff were tested in Leinster and Munster
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The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has confirmed that there have been no positive results in the first phase of coronavirus testing conducted for Leinster and Munster.

The Irish board had announced that 140 tests were conducted for players and staffs combined and with the results showing zero positive, they will now be allowed to resume training.

The next phase of testing will conduct of players and staff from Ulster and Connacht according to a statement released by the Irish board.

“The PCR testing was carried out by Cork based company Advanced Medical Services on behalf of the IRFU,” read a brief statement from the IRFU.

“The staff and players have been cleared to access their respective High Performance Centres from Monday 22nd June.

“The second phase of PCR testing will commence with players and staff from Connacht and Ulster this coming week.”

Meanwhile, the Pro14 tournament is set to resume from 22nd August with two rounds of derby games in the final two weeks of the month followed by the semi-finals and final.

 

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