Munster-Connacht clash given green signal after zero positive Covid-19 result

The two Irish derby matches will be played on the weekend
The two Irish derby matches will be played on the weekend

The Irish derby games of the Pro14 have been given a go-ahead after Connacht and Munster players have reported zero positive result in the latest round of Covid-19 tests.

A statement released by the Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed that a 153 players and staff were tested with none returning negative for novel coronavirus.

“The IRFU can confirm that the PCR testing of players and staff at Connacht and Munster has produced zero positive results,” read the statement from the Irish board.

“153 players and staff have been tested across the two provinces this week. In addition, the eight IRFU match officials have produced zero positive results from their latest round of testing.”

Ulster and Leinster squads also returned zero positive result after their latest testing which meant their game will be on schedule on Saturday at Aviva Stadium.

Earlier in the week, Ulster had reported a number of positive cases among the Academy squad members with the players undergoing self isolation.

“All individuals potentially exposed to the virus have already commenced self-isolating,” read a Ulster statement.

“The Public Health Agency [PHA] has been informed, and the contact tracing process has started, in line with public health protocols.”

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