Munster Assisting Academy Player Following Positive Covid Test

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MUNSTER Rugby have confirmed a positive Covid-19 test result for one of their academy players this evening. The following statement was released through the province’s press department in the last hour:

Munster Rugby have been assisting an Academy player within the wider training squad who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The individual, who has been self-isolating since Monday, has not been in the High Performance Centre this week.

The HSE have been contacted and the contact tracing process has commenced.

In taking all precautionary measures Munster Rugby have immediately identified three academy players and one senior player as potential close contacts and they have already commenced self-isolating.

The province will await further guidance from the HSE in this regard.

The latest phase of the IRFU’s routine PCR testing produced zero positive results ahead of this weekend’s ‘A’ game against Connacht.

Munster Rugby Head of Medical, Dr Jamie Kearns, said: “The health and safety of our players and staff continues to be our priority as we take every precaution to ensure a safe training and playing environment.

“The individual is being monitored medically and remains well.”

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