Covid protocols mean the postponement of Thursday’s Betfred Super League Round 16 game between Leigh Centurions and Castleford Tigers.

Under the RFL’s Covid-19 protocols, a team can apply to postpone a match if seven or more senior players are unavailable as a result of Covid-19 – either through positive tests or as close contacts.

St Helens were due to host Huddersfield Giants in Round 16 on Wednesday 28 July, while Castleford Tigers were scheduled to visit Leigh Centurions the following evening. Saints have now confirmed eight positive cases among players and staff following the latest round of testing, and all 32 senior squad members are isolating. Likewise, Castleford are also dealing with a significant number of positive cases among the playing and coaching group.

The postponed fixtures will be added to the list for possible rearrangement, although the Betfred Super League table is to be determined by win points percentage to allow for the possibility of not all fixtures being fulfilled.

Spectators who have already purchased a ticket for this fixture will be able to use the same ticket for any rearranged date. Should they wish to claim a refund, they can do so by returning their ticket to the Ticket Office either in person at Leigh Sports Village or by posting their ticket and contact details to Ticket Office, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call the Ticket Office on 01942 487888.