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Wasps cleared to play Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs after latest round of coronavirus testing

Jack de Menezes
·1-min read
 (Independent)
(Independent)

Wasps have been given the green light to play Exeter Chiefs in this Saturday’s Premiership final following the results of their latest round of coronavirus testing.

The Coventry-based side saw their place in the Twickenham final thrown into major doubt after returning 11 positive coronavirus test results over the course of the last week, seven of which came among the playing squad.

Those results triggered an urgent round of testing among the entire club, and saw third-place finishers Bristol Bears placed on stand-by for the final, should Public Health England rule that Wasps could not take part due to a widespread outbreak.

But Bristol have finally been stood down after Premiership Rugby confirmed that Wasps have been cleared to play in the final, with Wednesday’s test results giving them the all-clear to take part in the weekend’s season finale.

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

“Everyone at Premiership Rugby is delighted to confirm Wasps’ place in the Final after the latest round of tests as part of our PCR Covid-19 screening programme.”