Leicester Tigers suspend training after Covid-19 outbreak

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy

Leicester Tigers have suspended their training following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the camp.

The decision follows a number of players and staff have returned positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of Premiership Rugby testing.

A statement released by the club confirmed that the positively tested members along with their close contacts are in isolation.

"Tigers have made the decision to pause all training commitments and close the training ground in a bid to maintain the integrity of the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season, as well as honouring our responsibilities to the Leicestershire community," read the statement from the club.

"Leicester Tigers takes its responsibility to maintain high standards extremely seriously at this time and is confident in the measures in place.

"All players will now continue their pre-season programme alone in their household bubbles while the Oval Park (training) facility remains closed.

"Health, wellbeing and safety are paramount and all players and staff are being monitored by Tigers medical staff, in addition to their families being offered support where necessary."

The Tigers open their 2020/21 season of the Gallagher Premiership with a clash against Gloucester Rugby on 21st November.