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Rugby League: matches at three professional levels threatened by Covid-19 |  Rugby League News


Championship match between the London Broncos and Widnes; Super League matches involving Challenge Cup finalists Castleford and St Helens are uncertain; Leigh vs Warrington Thursday already canceled

Last update: 07/20/21 7:43 PM

The Catalans Dragons are having an excellent season but have only been able to play five league and cup matches at their base in Perpignan.

Matches in all three levels of the professional rugby league this weekend are expected to fall victim to the rise in Covid-19 infections.

Two Betfred League 1 fixtures have already been postponed, while Sunday’s league game between the London Broncos and Widnes has been called off.

Rugby League: matches at three professional levels threatened by Covid-19 |  Rugby League News

St Helens won the Challenge Cup last weekend, but their game this week may be in doubt

There are also serious doubts about the Super League matches featuring last Saturday’s Challenge Cup finalists, with Castleford and St Helens both reporting positive tests.

St Helens, who took the win at Wembley, are due to host Hull KR on Friday, while Castleford are set to face the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday.

A decision is expected Wednesday morning and, if both fixtures are postponed, efforts will be made to revamp Hull KR’s trip to Perpignan, which was originally scheduled to be played on July 5, to ensure the Catalans do not lose another home game. .

The Dragons, at the top of the table and on a club-record nine-game winning streak, are now allowed crowds but have played in England so far this season except five of their 15 league and Cup appearances.

Thursday’s 15th round game between Leigh and Warrington was called off on Monday, after Wolves reported another positive test, in addition to those that caused their previous game to be postponed against Hull KR.

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