The DW Stadium will host a quarter-final in the revised 2021 Rugby League World Cup schedule in place of Anfield.
Danny Brough, the joint fifth-highest points scorer in rugby league history, has accepted medical advice to retire.
Stuart Hogg has lost 5kg in a bid to improve his physical and mental wellbeing after feeling "drained" at the end of the British & Irish Lions series in South Africa.
The Rugby League World Cup will go ahead as planned this autumn, with official confirmation expected on Wednesday.
France's Six Nations squad are in isolation after three members of the management team tested positive for coronavirus - including head coach Fabien Galthie.
The Scottish Government have announced a £55m package to help sport navigate the financial constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.