COVID outbreak forces Leinster to postpone training
NEWS: Leinster postponed training until Tuesday ahead of this week’s European Champions Cup visit to Montpellier, while the Irish province wait for their latest COVID-19 test results.
Last week, the four-time winners revealed three senior players and one member of staff had tested positive for COVID-19.
Leinster opened their Champions Cup campaign with a 45-20 victory over Bath in Dublin on Saturday.
Their next European fixture is scheduled to be at the French club, last season’s Challenge Cup winners, on Friday.
“Given the positive COVID-19 cases in Leinster ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup game against Bath, Leinster will undergo another full round of antigen and PCR testing at its UCD base today [Monday],” Leinster said in a statement.
“As a further precaution, until all results are confirmed, today’s training in UCD has been postponed until tomorrow [Tuesday].
“The Irish Rugby Football Union and European Professional Club Rugby have been consulted in advance of this decision, which has been taken in the best interests of Leinster Rugby players and staff.”