Munster cancel training after Academy Player test positive for Covid-19

Munster will face Leinster when Pro14 resumes on 22nd August
Munster will face Leinster when Pro14 resumes on 22nd August
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Munster Rugby have cancelled their training on Thursday after an Academy Player was tested positive for Covid-19.

The player, who is unnamed has already been self-isolating since Sunday when he developed symptoms and now additional five more Academy players and a senior player will also isolate themselves after being in close contact with the positively tested player.

The club also confirmed that the players will return to high performance centre on Monday to complete the third round of testing as they gear up to face Leinster when the Pro14 resumes on 22nd August.

"The health and safety of our players and staff is the priority and that is why we are taking all precautions, going above and beyond, ensuring the safe resumption of training and rugby next week," Munster head of medical, Dr Jamie Kearns said.

"The player involved has not been in the High Performance Centre this week and the HSE have confirmed that the training group are not considered as close contacts.

"The individual is continuing to be monitored medically and remains well.

"There are protocols and policies in place that everyone has been following, and we will continue to be vigilant in all our efforts as we move closer to the return of rugby on Saturday week."

Munster are positioned second in Conference B table with nine wins from 13 games.

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