One positive test for Saints as latest Covid-19 results are released by Premiership Rugby

One Saints player is understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 as the latest round of results were released by Premiership Rugby on Wednesday (July 29).

Good news from Franklin's Gardens this week
Good news from Franklin's Gardens this week

Having had one player test positive last week, Saints also had one test positive this time round.

There have been three positive tests in total during four weeks of testing at Franklin's Gardens as the players and coaches continue to gear up to the return of Premiership action in August.

Saints' first game back comes at the Gardens against Wasps on Sunday, August 16.

Chris Boyd's side, who currently sit fourth in the standings, have nine regular-season Premiership matches still to play, along with a Champions Cup quarter-final at Exeter.

Across the Premiership, four players and one member of staff tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

The number of tests was down to 846 from 896 last week, but the number of positive tests increased from two to five.

Those who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

Premiership Rugby Covid-19 test results so far...

Week One (July 6) - 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, 10 people tested positive. Of those 10, six were players (one from Saints) and four non-playing staff

Week Two (July 13) - 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two non-playing staff.

Week Three (July 20) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players (one from Saints) have tested positive.

Week Four (July 27) - 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players (one from Saints) and one was a non-playing member of staff.