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Wolfpack on hold as 4 players go into self-isolation after showing mild symptoms

Four Toronto Wolfpack players have been told to self-isolate after experiencing "mild possible symptoms of COVID-19."

The transatlantic rugby league team, which is currently based in England, played the Leeds Rhinos on March 5. Leeds subsequently advised that one of its players had self-isolated after showing "symptoms of possible coronavirus."

The Wolfpack, who subsequently played the Huddersfield Giants in Coral Challenge Cup action Wednesday, said they have "stood down our entire playing staff in the U.K."

England's Super League is one of the few English leagues to continue playing during the virus outbreak.

Toronto, which had the weekend off, is slated to play next March 22 at Wakefield Trinity. The Wolfpack aren't scheduled to play at home until April 18.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2020.


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Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press