Nine positive results in latest round of coronavirus testing in Premiership

Premiership clubs have now had two rounds of coronavirus testing
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Nine people, including seven players, have tested positive in the second round of the Premiership's coronavirus screening programme.

Premiership Rugby announced 856 players and staff from all 12 Premiership clubs were tested on Monday. Last week, there were 10 positive results, including six players.

Those who have tested positive, along with their "close contacts", will follow the government guidelines and now isolate.

Premiership Rugby is set to resume on 14 August with Harlequins hosting Sale Sharks.

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