Wasps’ COVID-19 outbreak leaves uncertainty over their Premiership final

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The Black and Golds’ cup final plans are currently on hold due to a Coronavirus outbreak, where four players and three staff members tested positive yesterday.

Wasps were preparing for their Premiership final match against Exeter at Twickenham before the results came in.

Exeter sit in first place after a devastating 35-6 win against Bath, whilst Wasps manage to set up the fixture by beating Bristol bears 47-24 last Saturday.

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Head Coach, Lee Blackett, spoke on the outbreak. He said: “Everyone has woken up to what’s going on in the world and we all need to accept that anyone of us can get it, you can pick it up at the supermarket but I think you have to do everything to protect yourselves as a club.”

Wasps’ club statement

Fans hurried to Twitter to express their support for the team, with one saying: “Wishing all infected a swift recovery, hoping the rest of the squad remain well and that your preparations for Twickenham aren’t too severely impeded.”

Whilst another supporter said: “Wishing all your players and staff a quick recovery and hope it doesn’t impact your final chances. Also hope the absolute trolls who got stuck into Sale keep away.”

The club is planning another test next Tuesday, having cancelled training for the rest of the week. They also plan to undergo another round of testing to make sure the virus has been contained within the squad. The fixture is currently going ahead on the 24th October at Twickenham stadium.

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