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Munster Rugby last evening confirmed that it has been assisting a Munster Rugby Academy player within the wider training squad who has tested positive for Covid-19.
The player has been self-isolating since last Monday and has not been in the High Performance Centre in Limerick this week.
The HSE has been contacted and the contact tracing process has commenced, Munster Rugby confirmed.
In taking all precautionary measures, Munster Rugby immediately identified three Academy players and one senior player as potential close contacts and they have already commenced self-isolating.
The latest phase of the IRFU’s routine PCR testing produced zero positive results ahead of this weekend’s ‘A’ game against Connacht.
Discussing confirmation of the positive Covid-19 test, Munster Rugby Head of Medical, Dr Jamie Kearns, said:
“The health and safety of our players and staff continues to be our priority as we take every precaution to ensure a safe training and playing environment. The individual is being monitored medically and remains well.”