Edinburgh to press ahead with Saturday’s match against Ulster

There has been no new positive results after two full rounds of Covid testing this week

Edinburgh are set to tackle Ulster at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Edinburgh are set to tackle Ulster at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH’S Rainbow Cup clash against Ulster on Saturday evening appears set to go ahead as scheduled after the capital outfit issued a statement explaining that there has been no new positive Covid diagnoses in the squad after two rounds of testing this week.

A positive test result from a squad member at the start of the week had thrown the game into doubt, but there is no evidence to suggest that the virus has spread within the group.

The statement said:

The club would like to thank all those who sent their best wishes to the individual who has contracted Covid-19. His health continues to improve in isolation.

The small group of potential contacts – identified through internal contact tracing – remain in isolation and do not report any symptoms.

The club has conducted two rounds of PCR testing of the full squad and playing staff this week, both of which returned no positive results.

Consequently, the club’s Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (5 June) currently remains scheduled to go ahead as planned.

Edinburgh Rugby continues to operate an extensive health and safety coronavirus mitigation plan and follow all respective health guidance aligned through Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group.


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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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