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Sport Wasps are given the all-clear to play in the Premiership final

13:01  21 october  2020
13:01  21 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Wasps ’ Ben Vellacott in action during the Premiership semi- final match. Three more Wasps players have tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total in the past five days to seven, but a decision on whether the club will take part in the Premiership final against Exeter on Saturday has been put

The Aviva Premiership Final !! Todays final will be battled out by two sides who have toughed out a long season and some hard semi- finals , it will be Wasps vs Exeter Chiefs! The line ups are as they played in the actual final and as always, with the usual goodies of live commentary all played on the

Wasps have been given the green light to face Exeter in Saturday's Premiership final after their latest round of Covid testing.

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Lee Blackett's side were rocked by a series of positive tests last week and subsequently had to stand down from training.

Bristol had been placed on standby to replace Wasps at Twickenham, but Wasps were cleared to play on Wednesday morning after receiving results overnight.

a group of people playing football on a field: Wasps have been cleared to play in this Saturday's Premiership final after more Covid testing © Provided by Daily Mail Wasps have been cleared to play in this Saturday's Premiership final after more Covid testing a man holding a baseball bat: Lee Blackett's side will take to the field at Twickenham on Saturday despite a major scare © Provided by Daily Mail Lee Blackett's side will take to the field at Twickenham on Saturday despite a major scare

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson confirmed: 'Premiership Rugby can confirm that Wasps have been given the all-clear to take their rightful place in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final against Exeter Chiefs.

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Hale finished second on the League table and met third-placed WASPS in their opening finals match and were 5-3 victors, they then toppled Melville to claim their spot in the final . Hale have one premiership to their name back in 2010, while WASPS have four with the last being in 2016.

Exeter players slumped to the turf in disappointment as the Premiership club, only promoted to the English top flight six years ago, missed out on But Exeter's efforts finally told as Wasps produced a memorable fightback in the final 15 minutes. With Exeter threatening, the home side played out from


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'Everyone at Premiership Rugby is delighted to confirm Wasps' place after the latest round of PCR COVID-19 tests.'

Wasps had discovered on Monday that three more of their players and another member of staff had tested positive for the virus, taking their total number of cases to 11.

Rob Baxter wearing a uniform: Exeter, and director of rugby Rob Baxter, were waiting to hear who their opponents would be © Provided by Daily Mail Exeter, and director of rugby Rob Baxter, were waiting to hear who their opponents would be Pat Lam standing in front of a crowd: Bristol Bears coach Pat Lam had put end-of-season party on hold in case they were called up © Provided by Daily Mail Bristol Bears coach Pat Lam had put end-of-season party on hold in case they were called up

With all those involved and their 'close contacts' forced into isolation, Wasps faced having to pull out of the final, with Bristol — the team they thrashed 47-24 in the semi-final — taking their place.

Bristol had to hurriedly scramble to re-focus, after a few days spent celebrating their European Challenge Cup success, believing their season was over.

But they will now be able to crack open the champagne once more after it was confirmed that Wasps will be able to take to the field at Twickenham this weekend.

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