One player test positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of Premiership testing

Gallagher Premiership resumed this month after a five-month break
Gallagher Premiership resumed this month after a five-month break

The latest round of Premiership Rugby's testing for Covid-19 has seen one player test positive.

A total of 1042 tests were conducted last week and this has been the second consecutive time the number of tests have crossed the 1000-mark.

A statement released by the Premiership said the player, who will not be named will undergo isolation along with his close contacts.

"This was the second consecutive week when we had more than 1,000 people in the testing pool and just one positive test which is a great boost to #RugbyRestart.

"The player who had the positive test and their close contacts will isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

"Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided under any circumstances. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing."

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