Catalans Dragons statement
The Betfred Super League fixture between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos, which was scheduled for Saturday (June 19) in Perpignan, has been postponed because of further positive Covid-19 tests in the Leeds squad.
The Rhinos’ home fixture against St Helens scheduled for last Friday (June 11) was postponed after two players had positive Covid-19 tests and a number of others were forced to isolate as close contacts, and after two subsequent rounds of testing – the latest on Monday - the number of positives has increased to eight.
The sport’s Multiple Cases Group have therefore extended the instruction for the club to postpone training for a further five days, until another round of PCR tests on Saturday (June 19).
The clubs have already begun discussions with the RFL and Super League Europe about rearranging the match later this summer.