Premiership final gets the go-ahead

Wasps have confirmed they will be able to continue preparation for Saturday’s Premiership final after no further players or staff tested positive for Covid-19.

After being hit by a coronavirus scare, there were doubts whether Wasps would be able to go ahead with the highly anticipated clash with the Exeter Chiefs this Saturday.

However, these fears were quelled on Wednesday.

‘Further to Tuesday’s round of the PCR Covid-19 screening programme, Wasps can confirm that no further players or staff have tested positive. A test from one of the coaching staff, who tested negative on Saturday, was damaged in transit and that person will be working socially distanced until their result is confirmed,’ a statement read.

Wasps will now return to training, with CEO Stephen Vaughan stating: ‘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!’

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