Super League team Hull FC has confirmed twelve people at the club have tested positive for Coronavirus including nine players.
Hull FC had been battling with Covid-19 outbreak at their camp after seven of their players and one staff member tested positive.
Those seven players were involved in their last game against Salford Red Devils and now the total number of cases has risen to twelve.
Both Hull and Salford Red Devils have decided not to take part in this weekend’s Rugby games.
Hull FC issued a statement as reported by Sportsmail that reads: ‘This week’s second round of testing on players and staff from Hull FC and Salford Red Devils has been completed.
‘All the Salford Red Devils players and staff have tested negative for the second time this week. The club have already announced two further rounds of testing next week.
‘A total of nine Hull FC players and three staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.
‘The remainder of the clubs players, coaches and backroom staff have returned negative results for a second time.
‘Seven of the players who have tested positive featured in Hull FC’s match-day 17 against Salford Red Devils.
‘Hull FC continue to work closely with the Rugby Football League and Public Health England. Both the club and Rugby League Cares are providing welfare support to the players and staff affected by Covid-19.’
Rugby returned to action on August second after 140 days break due the to Coronavirus pandemic. All games will be played behind closed doors at the St. Helen’s RFC.