Super League: Castleford Tigers vs Huddersfield Giants off after positive coronavirus tests
Castleford Tigers returned 12 positive Covid-19 tests; Huddersfield Giants will now face Warrington Wolves, who had been due to play Salford Red Devils, as part of Friday's double-header at Totally Wicked Stadium instead
Last Updated: 28/10/20 6:15pm
Friday's Super League game between Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants has been called off after more positive coronavirus tests.
The Tigers reported 12 positives had been returned from the latest round of testing on Tuesday, leading to the non-televised game at the John Smith's Stadium being cancelled.
Huddersfield will now face Warrington Wolves on Friday evening in a match which has been brought forward from Round 21, kicking off at 5.30pm as part of the double-header at Totally Wicked Stadium.
There is a knock-on effort for Leeds Rhinos, who beat Castleford on Monday and face Wakefield Trinity in one of Thursday's live Super League matches on Sky Sports, as well.
The Rhinos have not returned any positive tests, but four of their players have been required to self-isolate as a result of track and trace analysis.
"We have had a number of players stood down on track and trace and that will rub them out of a very important run-in for us," Leeds head coach Richard Agar said.
Wolves v Red Devils also cancelled
Warrington became available to play Huddersfield as their scheduled match against Salford Red Devils was also cancelled after the Red Devils informed Super League and the RFL that they only had 13 players available for selection.
This includes two recent loan signings and two players promoted from the academy, who were brought into the squad in order to assist in the fulfilment of fixtures.
Under competition rules governing forfeited fixtures, the Wolves will be awarded a 24-0 victory. The matter will be referred to the RFL's Compliance Department for further consideration.