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Sport Wasps' Premiership final spot in doubt after four more COVID-19 cases

19:27  19 october  2020
19:27  19 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Wasps, Exeter power into Premiership final

  Wasps, Exeter power into Premiership final Wasps and Exeter will meet in the English Premiership final after thrashing Bristol and Bath in the play-off semi-finals on Saturday. Wasps and Exeter are scheduled to play the final at Twickenham on October 24. Malakai Fekitoa, Jack Willis, Dan Robson, Zach Kibirige and Matteo Minozzi all scored tries for Wasps, while Jimmy Gopperth converted nine kicks out of 11 attempts.Battered Bristol, who play Toulon in the European Challenge Cup final next week, managed tries in reply by Luke Morahan, Harry Thacker, Max Malins and Harry Randall, with Callum Sheedy adding two conversions.

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Wasps ' participation in Saturday's English Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs is in doubt after the club recorded four more positive tests for COVID - 19 on Following an outbreak last week when four players and three staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus

(Reuters) - Wasps ' participation in Saturday's English Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs is in doubt after the club recorded four more positive tests for COVID - 19 on Following an outbreak last week when four players and three staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Wasps

(Reuters) - Wasps' participation in Saturday's English Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs is in doubt after the club recorded four more positive tests for COVID-19 on Monday.

Following an outbreak last week when four players and three staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Wasps carried out another round of testing over the weekend.

"Wasps can confirm that four more members of the playing department have tested positive," the club said in a statement https://www.wasps.co.uk/news/update-from-wasps-concerning-covid-19-testing. "Those concerned are now self-isolating, as are their close contacts.

Wasps boss Blackett calls for calm after thrashing of Bristol

  Wasps boss Blackett calls for calm after thrashing of Bristol Wasps boss Blackett calls for calm after thrashing of BristolWasps delivered an attacking master class to seal a spot in the Oct. 24 Premiership showpiece at Twickenham, where they will face Exeter Chiefs, who moved into their fifth straight final after defeating Bath 35-6 at Sandy Park.

Wasps ’ place in Saturday’s Premiership final has been thrown into major doubt after the club revealed four more coronavirus cases among their playing squad, taking the In a statement, Wasps said: "Following an additional round of COVID - 19 testing on Saturday, Wasps can confirm that four

Wasps have produced four more positive tests for coronavirus to place further doubt on their participation in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter. “Following an additional round of COVID - 19 testing on Saturday, Wasps can confirm that four more members of the playing

"After consultation with the medical leads at Premiership Rugby, the RFU (Rugby Football Union) and Public Health England, the club will continue not to train at this stage."


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A decision on whether Wasps can play in the Twickenham showpiece at the weekend will be made following the results of another round of testing scheduled for Tuesday.

Lee Blackett's side have made the final for the first time in three years but if they have to forfeit their spot, Bristol Bears would replace them as the next highest-ranked side.

Should Bristol replace Wasps it will be their first time in the Premiership final and would see the holders of Europe's two main trophies battle for the domestic crown.

Exeter beat Racing 92 on Saturday to win their first Champions Cup, while Bristol defeated Toulon to lift the Challenge Cup trophy the previous day.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

Rugby: Willis named in England squad, no place for Simmonds brothers .
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