Munster Rugby Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Ireland Boss Andy Farrell Names 38-Man Squad For Autumn Series - October 20, 2021
- Former Ireland Captain Rory Best Lands International Coaching Role - October 19, 2021
- Keith Earls Opens About His Struggles In Incredible Honest & Open Rare Interview - October 16, 2021
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. He is the second Munster Rugby Academy player to test positive for the virus.
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.
View this post on Instagram
Episode 6 has arrived. 🎙 – Jason & Jamie Heaslip discuss Leinster's defeat to Saracens and why there's no need to push the panic button. 🛑 – Jacob Stockdale's defence and the magic of Cheslin Kolbe. 🔥 – BJ Botha on his new coaching role, his plans for the future and how Munster and Ulster are feeling after a disappointing few weeks. 👊🏻 – Rugby's financial woes and what the game needs to do to survive. 😢 – Rugby vs the Media. 👀 – And much more. You know what to do. 🎧 Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
The province have said they 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.”