The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that the second round of PCR testing that involved players from Connacht and Ulster have returned zero positive results.
This means players from Ulster and Connacht can join Leinster and Munster in the next phase including contact training.
Last month 118 players and staff were tested in both the province and the latest test conducted on 18th July had 149 more scanned for Covid-19 which resulted in zero positive cases meaning the four Irish provinces are well on course for the resumption of Pro14 next month.
“The first tranche of the second round of PCR testing has been successfully completed. The players and staff will continue to undergo daily medical screening and assessment," said IRFU Medical Director Rod McLoughlin.
“Leinster and Munster will undergo their second testing round when they return from their mid pre-season breaks.”