World News – AU – 12 Salford Red Devils players eliminated by injury and Covid


Rugby league club Red Devils Salford have been hit hard after 12 players were sidelined with injury in the race to one of the biggest games in the team history

After the latest round of coronavirus tests, two players tested positive and two others received inconclusive tests, meaning they must self-isolate

The club have decided to go ahead with a scheduled game against Hull KR tonight, but bosses will be concerned about the situation ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley

In a statement, a spokesperson said: « The Salford Red Devils have had two rounds of routine tests on Covid-19 since last Thursday’s Betfred Super League game against the Huddersfield Giants

« The results of the second round of tests were received this morning Two players tested positive and had to self-isolate

« The results of two other players were inconclusive – they also self-isolate as a precaution, before information is received

« Eight more players were excluded from today’s match due to injury, but the decision was made to honor the match, in order to preserve the integrity of the competition

« Practice sessions have been canceled on Sunday and Monday as a precaution, meaning no additional players are affected »

Salford will face Leeds Rhinos at Wembley on Saturday in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley

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World news – AU – 12 Salford Red Devils players eliminated by injury and Covid



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