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It probably doesn't help that most of the players will live in areas where cases are fairly high, i.e. across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

The game cannot afford lockdown - it is skint. It is struggling to pay for testing now. Throw in extra shielding, accommodation and facilities and the competition will collapse. It is a case of h

I agree John but we have clubs here who are very one-eyed. Some of the clubs like Wakefield and Salford have slashed wages and now have full-time players on part time money and minimum wage. How the h

I don't understand why Wakefield played a game at the weekend.  They should all have been in isolation for a fortnight surely?  That is what happened with Hull FC and Salford.  Why Wakey were allowed to play I don't know.  That decision could trigger an ongoing infection.

 

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2 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

I don't understand why Wakefield played a game at the weekend.  They should all have been in isolation for a fortnight surely?  That is what happened with Hull FC and Salford.  Why Wakey were allowed to play I don't know.  That decision could trigger an ongoing infection.

 

Because the track and trace only identified 3 players needed to isolate.....

 

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25 minutes ago, Trojan Horse said:

Because the track and trace only identified 3 players needed to isolate.....

 

Clearly track and trace got it wrong then.  Why we are relying on that I don't know when RL is such a contact sport.  

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6 hours ago, yipyee said:

I eont understand how the players are catching it in the first place?

That is practically most squads effected.

No other sport seems to have as much issue ?

Football probably because there is a lot more money and they are protected more (in general life). 

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

Football probably because there is a lot more money and they are protected more (in general life). 

There are 184 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round ties being played this week. I think two were awarded as walkovers in advance following covid positive tests.

It will be interesting to see if there is any rise in infections amongst teams after these competitive games.

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9 hours ago, Trojan Horse said:

The validity and effectiveness of the in game track and trace now has to be questioned if the players played vs Catalans and weren’t identified.
 

This could raise a lot of questions around health and safety for the whole of SL and could potentially have significant implications on the season.

It could be the effectiveness of track and trace or it could be that the covid tests they are using are not particularly accurate. It’s well known that some Covid tests regularly give false negatives. There are companies producing more accurate tests, which are making their way to the market now but you will still find these  less accurate ones circulating

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49 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

There are 184 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round ties being played this week. I think two were awarded as walkovers in advance following covid positive tests.

It will be interesting to see if there is any rise in infections amongst teams after these competitive games.

The more people, in this case players staff and family, congregate together then they transmit the virus.  If a family member goes somewhere and does not distance then brings something back then off we go on the merry go ground.

If things go on the season will be truncated to well less than 20 rounds and the ladder worked our somehow.  The Cup?

 

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1 hour ago, DoubleD said:

It could be the effectiveness of track and trace or it could be that the covid tests they are using are not particularly accurate. It’s well known that some Covid tests regularly give false negatives. There are companies producing more accurate tests, which are making their way to the market now but you will still find these  less accurate ones circulating

They are using a pretty reputable company who are using PHE approved PCR (antigen) tests. Those tests can, and do, give false negatives (I've seen figures suggesting a negative is only 75-80% reliable) whereas a positive is pretty nailed on to be correct (>99%). No test is 100% accurate (+ve and/or -ve) and the claims made are often based on fairly small subsets within smallish evaluation samples - Radio 4's More or Less did a couple of features on Covid tests a few months ago, well worth a listen if you can find them on iPlayer.

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2 hours ago, yipyee said:

Surely all the players should be in lockdown / shielding between games.

 

Evidently not. As several coaches have highlighted the central rules are limited in that they cover the training and playing times but little else.

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2 hours ago, yipyee said:

Surely all the players should be in lockdown / shielding between games.

 

 

3 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Evidently not. As several coaches have highlighted the central rules are limited in that they cover the training and playing times but little else.

Lockdown has shown psychological effects , mental health issues , after long periods in some people , keeping players and their families in extended lockdown for what would be from March until October or whenever is a big ask with potential serious issues evolving 

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Lockdown has shown psychological effects , mental health issues , after long periods in some people , keeping players and their families in extended lockdown for what would be from March until October or whenever is a big ask with potential serious issues evolving 

They're still playing and training in groups its not like they're going into a bunker away from everyone else. This is the whole competition, theirs and others livelihoods on the line.

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2 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

 

Lockdown has shown psychological effects , mental health issues , after long periods in some people , keeping players and their families in extended lockdown for what would be from March until October or whenever is a big ask with potential serious issues evolving 

The game cannot afford lockdown - it is skint. It is struggling to pay for testing now. Throw in extra shielding, accommodation and facilities and the competition will collapse.

It is a case of head down, fingers crossed and try to get to the end of the season.

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5 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

They're still playing and training in groups its not like they're going into a bunker away from everyone else. This is the whole competition, theirs and others livelihoods on the line.

They still need to go shopping, take their kids to nursery / clubs etc - they’re not multi millionaires who can pay people to do stuff for them. 

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2 minutes ago, Eddie said:

They still need to go shopping, take their kids to nursery / clubs etc - they’re not multi millionaires who can pay people to do stuff for them. 

I get that, but in fairness most of those kids activities have been closed down (till schools yesterday) and with the best will in the world you can get shopping etc. delivered. 

All of those are speculative however and what the higher ups at Clubs, SL and the RFL need to work out is how the virus is being picked up despite their measures.

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57 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

I get that, but in fairness most of those kids activities have been closed down (till schools yesterday) and with the best will in the world you can get shopping etc. delivered. 

All of those are speculative however and what the higher ups at Clubs, SL and the RFL need to work out is how the virus is being picked up despite their measures.

Having a Player in full lockdown means his entire household locking down too or it just wont work , kids at school wife out working and shopping ? Its not practical .

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7 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

Having a Player in full lockdown means his entire household locking down too or it just wont work , kids at school wife out working and shopping ? Its not practical .

Indeed, they’re just normal people and many are in the same sort of financial situation as a lot of people on this forum - they’re not like premier league, championship or even league one footballers who could afford tutors, nannies etc if they needed to. Plus RL is by its nature more likely to transmit the virus than other sports like football or cricket. 

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