BREAKING: Wasps Premiership Final Spot in Jeopardy Following Fresh COVID-19 Cases

Wasps Rugby have announced four further positive tests for COVID-19, placing their participation in next weekend’s Premiership Final against Exeter Chiefs in doubt.

A decision on whether Lee Blackett’s side can compete at Twickenham on Saturday will be made on Tuesday.

Wasps finished second in the Premiership and had beaten Bristol Bears 59-35 to secure the right to face Chiefs in search of their second ever Premiership title, and a first since 2008.

Four players and three members of staff had tested positive last week, meaning the club now have eight unnamed players in self-isolation, who will be unavailable for the fixture.

Should Wasps be unable to fulfil the fixture, Bristol would step in to face Exeter on the back of their Challenge Cup triumph on Friday.

“After consultation with the medical leads at Premiership Rugby, the RFU and Public Health England, the club will continue not to train at this stage,” a Wasps statement said.

“The club’s Covid-19 contact tracing, measures and protocols, which remain rigorous, will continue to be adhered to.

“Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears have been made aware of the situation prior to the public release of this information.”

Wasps last reached the Premiership Final in 2017, where they fell to defeat at the hands of Rob Baxter’s Exeter.

The Coventry-based side haven’t trained since the first seven positive cases were announced last Wednesday.

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