Wakefield and Leeds postponed after Covid-19 cases

The Leeds Rhinos’ v Wakefield Trinity game was called off when two Trinity players tested positive for Covid-19 this week, including one who had played in last week’s game against Warrington.

As a result, the Rhinos will not play at all this weekend, with the Catalans unable to travel after their outbreak last week.

Warrington will play Hull FC despite six of their players being forced to isolate after being identified by the RFL’s track and trace system. The six will also be unavailable for next week’s game against Castleford.

Salford and Castleford, who were due to play on Thursday at 2:30, will instead now fill the 8:15 spot previously occupied by Leeds and Wakefield.

Karen Moorhouse, Chief Regulatory Officer at the RFL said: “In what are unprecedented and uniquely challenging circumstances for the sport, we should first recognise the importance of the health and well-being of the players and other staff and their families, at clubs that have been affected.

“Again we have been forced, as a sport, to show our ability to move quickly to ensure we still have a programme of four attractive fixtures in the Betfred Super League. And again we are grateful for the flexibility shown both by the clubs involved, and by our broadcast partners, in agreeing to these changes at such short notice.”

Hull KR v Wigan (18:00)
Salford v Castleford (20:15)

Huddersfield v St Helens (18:00)
Warrington v Hull FC (20:15)