Wasps given all-clear to play Premiership Rugby Final after coronavirus tests

Simon Collings
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Wasps have been given the all clear to play in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby Final against Exeter Chiefs after their latest round of Covid-19 testing returned no more positive results.

The club stopped training last week after four players and three staff members returned positive tests for coronavirus.

Further testing took place after that and Monday’s results confirmed three more players and another member of staff had tested positive for the virus.

Public Health England duly ordered another round of testing to take place yesterday and, if more positives cases had been confirmed, Bristol Bears were ready to replace Wasps in Saturday’s final at Twickenham.

Wasps, however, have received good news as their latest round of testing has revealed no further players or staff have tested positive for Covid-19 and they can now take on Exeter in the Premiership final this weekend as they bid to become champions for the first time since 2008.

Stephen Vaughan, Wasps Group CEO, said: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Premiership Rugby, the RFU, Public Health England and Public Health Warwickshire for their clarity and assistance throughout this whole process.

“As a Club, we are delighted that we can now take our rightful place in this Saturday’s Premiership Rugby Final. To all of our fans and well-wishers, thank you for your many messages of support, this Final is for you!”

Wasps will now return to training and have just three days to prepare for Exeter, who were crowned European champions last weekend.