Gloucester coronavirus outbreak threatens major disruption until end of Premiership season

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The coronavirus outbreak in Gloucester threatens to seriously disrupt the end of the Premiership season as the West Country derby against Bath has already been canceled

  • A Covid outbreak in Gloucester will ruin the end of the Premiership season
  • Some players tested positive after Gloucester’s win over London Irish
  • Gloucester’s West Country derby with Bath on Saturday has been cancelled
  • A Premiership Rugby panel will meet to discuss how the points will be awarded

The final rounds of the Premiership season will be disrupted by a significant coronavirus outbreak in Gloucester.

The club’s West Country derby with Bath on Saturday has been canceled after a number of players tested positive.

Match organizers are currently investigating the outbreak, which was confirmed after Gloucester’s win over London Irish.

Premiership season finale disrupted after coronavirus outbreak in Gloucester

Premiership season finale disrupted after coronavirus outbreak in Gloucester

Several unnamed Gloucester players tested positive after their win over London Irish

Several unnamed Gloucester players tested positive after their win over London Irish

Several unnamed Gloucester players tested positive after their win over London Irish

Gloucester announced that they will stop all team training with the entire playing staff in self-isolation. The club’s Kingsholm Stadium will also be closed as Gloucester tries to resolve the outbreak.

A club statement read: ‘Health, wellbeing and safety are paramount, and all players and staff are monitored by Gloucester Rugby’s medical staff, alongside their families receiving support where necessary.

“In the interest of privacy, Gloucester Rugby will not disclose the names of those involved.

Saturday's West Country derby between Gloucester and Bath has now been cancelled

Saturday's West Country derby between Gloucester and Bath has now been cancelled

Saturday’s West Country derby between Gloucester and Bath has now been cancelled

“We wish all our players and staff affected by this outbreak a speedy recovery.”

Premiership Rugby confirmed the cancellation of Saturday’s West Country derby and wished the participants at the Gloucester camp the best of luck.

Their statement on Twitter read: ‘Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved in Gloucester Rugby and Bath Rugby and we will give the clubs all the support they need. We wish all those affected a full and speedy recovery.’

Under the rules of the competition, the match will be canceled entirely and a Premiership Rugby panel will meet to determine how the points will be awarded.

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