Munster's Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

A general view of Thomond Park
A general view of Thomond Park
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Munster's preparation for the 2020/21 season have been dealt a blow after an Academy player has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Academy player has been training with the senior squad and as a result one senior player and three Academy players were identified as close contacts with all facing isolation as per the guidelines.

Earlier, last month Munster had their first positive case when an Academy player was tested positive.

Despite the setback the club confirmed that Munster's season opener game against Scarlets on 3rd October will go as per the schedule.

“The health and safety of our players and staff continues to be our priority as we take every precaution to ensure a safe training and playing environment,” Munster Rugby Head of Medical, Dr Jamie Kearns said.

“The individual is being monitored medically and remains well.”

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