NRL game postponed due to coronavirus scare

Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs delayed until Monday after fears Bulldogs player had been exposed to coronavirus

Last Updated: 14/06/20 7:43am

Aiden Tolman's test has come back negative, so the game will now take place on Monday
Aiden Tolman’s test has come back negative, so the game will now take place on Monday

The NRL clash between the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs has been postponed to Monday over fears a Bulldogs player may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Prop Aiden Tolman has a child at the Laguna Street Public School in Caringbah, Sydney at which a staff member has tested positive to Covid-19.

Tolman was tested for the virus, which subsequently came back negative later Sunday, meaning the match provisionally postponed until Monday will now go ahead.

Prior to the results of Tolman’s test, the chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Peter Vlandys, described the risk of the virus spreading to Bulldogs players as remote but said no chances will be taken.

“There is a very remote risk of infection within the Bulldogs squad,” Vlandys said.

“To ensure there is no risk at all the player will be tested today (Sunday) and the game delayed until tomorrow (Monday) to ensure the test results have returned.

“I want to congratulate the Bulldogs for swiftly informing the NRL.”

All Bulldogs players and staff inside their nominated 50-person roster have been tested as a precaution. The match is the first to be affected by the virus since the competition resumed at the end of April.

Source : Sky Sports