A PLAYER in the Dragons academy has tested positive for coronavirus the club has confirmed.

In a statement, Dragons said that the test, which has subsequently been confirmed as positive, had been undertaken during the week of September 28.

The player remains asymptomatic and the club report he is in good health.

Dragons also report that they have been following all of the latest Public Health Wales and Welsh Government coronavirus guidelines.

Due to the academy players having a different training schedule to the senior team the affected player has not had contact with any of the Dragons' senior players.

This means that the positive coronavirus case will not affect their fixture with champions Leinster in Dublin tomorrow night.


The full statement from the club reads: "Dragons Rugby has returned a positive case for COVID-19 in the region’s Academy set-up, as part of Welsh Rugby’s testing programme in the round of tests taken week commencing Monday, September 28.

"All subsequent Public Health Wales and Government guidelines are being followed and the individual is asymptotic and in good health.

"The individual has had no contact with any members of the senior squad at Dragons.

"Dragons Rugby is part of the wider Welsh Rugby Union screening programme which has conducted over 2,872 tests to date as part of the return to training/ playing process.

"Given this is a confidential and private health matter, Dragons Rugby will make no further comment at this stage."