Wasps cleared to take Premiership final place after fresh Covid-19 tests


  • Club previously had 11 positive tests for coronavirus
  • Bristol had been on standby to take their place against Exeter

It remains to be seen however, how Blackett’s team selection will be affected by the outbreak with close contacts as well as those players to test positive having to self-isolate. The Wasps chief executive, Stephen Vaughan, said:Wasps have been cleared to take part in Saturday’s Premiership final against Exeter at Twickenham after receiving no further positives in the latest round of Covid-19 testing.

Premiership Rugby has announced that Wasps will take their “rightful place” at Twickenham after an anxious wait following an outbreak at the club last week. Their hopes of facing Exeter were in the balance when four more positives were recorded on Monday – taking the total number to 11 – but having managed to contain the spread, Lee Blackett’s side have been given the green light by league organisers in conjunction with Public Health England.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/21/wasps-cleared-premiership-final-after-fresh-covid-19-tests-rugby-union-exeter under the title “Wasps cleared to take Premiership final place after fresh Covid-19 tests”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.