Blake Austin tested following social distancing concerns

Blake Austin is in contention for Warrington’s clash with Hull Kingston Rovers at Headingley on Saturday after sitting out some training sessions for attending Liverpool FC’s trophy celebrations.

The Wolves’ marquee halfback posted images on Instagram showing him at Anfield when Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy on July 23rd.

However, the images demonstrated that the Australian could have breached social distancing guidelines and forced the Wolves to take action and remove him from training for a number of days.

Austin is understood to have taken an additional COVID-19 test following his attendance, which provided a negative result.

After several days in isolation he returned to training last Monday.

League Express contacted both the club and The RFL on the matter and whilst neither commented, it’s believed the governing body were satisfied that Warrington had followed protocols before allowing Austin to return to training.

He is now expected to line up for the Challenge Cup holders against the Robins when they return on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Wolves centre Anthony Gelling will appear at Liverpool Crown Court next month after pleading not guilty to committing grievous bodily harm.

He was arrested in February following an incident involving his partner. Warrington stood the New Zealander down before recalling him before lockdown.

He will stand trial on August 25th.

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