Premiership Rugby has revealed the latest results from its PCR COVID-19 screening programme.

A total of 1,077 players and club staff from Premiership clubs were tested on Wednesday (September 2) – the largest number in one day – and one player tested positive.

This follows on from last week’s zero positive results recorded last week.
The player who had the positive test and their close contacts will isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

The identity of the player will not be revealed, with the aggregated results being shared by  Premiership Rugby and the RFU for competition integrity and transparency.

The results so far have been…

Week One (6 July) – 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, ten people tested positive. Of those ten, six were players and four were members of staff

Week Two (13 July) – 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two were members of staff.

Week Three (20 July) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players tested positive.

Week Four (27 July) – 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players and one was a member of staff.

Week Five (3 August) – 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. Of those two, one was a player and one was a member of staff.

Week Six 1 (10 August) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those four people tested positive. Of those four, one was a player and three were members of staff.

Week Six 2 (12 August) – 956 players and club staff were tested. Of those seven people tested positive. Of those seven, five are players and two are members of staff.

Week Seven (19 August) – 1,043 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 1 (24 August) – 1,042 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 2 (27 August) – 1,025 players and club staff were tested. There were no positive tests.

Week Nine (2 September) – 1,077 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.





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