Gallagher Premiership: Seven test positive in latest round of coronavirus testing

Two Premiership players and five members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

The positive tests came from five different clubs in the Gallagher Premiership.

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“Premiership Rugby can today confirm that on Monday 7 September, 1,032 players and club staff from Premiership clubs were tested as part of the PCR Covid-19 screening programme,” read a Premiership statement.

“Of those two players tested positive and five members of staff. The seven were from five different clubs.

“Those who tested positive and their close contacts will isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.”

Farrell handed five-game ban for dangerous tackle

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