Ulster suspend training after two test positive

All senior and academy training in Ulster has been suspended
All senior and academy training in Ulster has been suspended
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Ulster have confirmed that all senior and academy training has been suspended after two positive cases of Covid-19 in the latest round of testing.

A senior player along with an academy player have been reported positive and both of them currently are on isolation along with five players and a staff, who were identified as close contacts.

Ulster Rugby medical director Michael Webb said the club is following all procedures as per the guidelines prescribed.

“Following confirmation of two players testing positive, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our players and staff, so we have acted quickly with a number of measures, including standing down training from today, and asking those who have tested positive to self-isolate immediately,” said Webb.

“We will continue to work closely with the Public Health Agency and the IRFU to follow all of the necessary public health advice and assist with the contact tracing process as required, as well as provide support to the individuals involved.”

Ulster started the Pro14 campaign of the 2020/21 season with a 35-24 win over Benetton and will face Ospreys next at Liberty Stadium on 10th October.

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