The Breakdown | Premiership faces serious questions in light of Sale fixture fiasco

Sale v Worcester should have been off when Covid-19 outbreak was confirmed. Instead the title race was put before health

Anyone visiting Sale’s training ground in Carrington last Thursday, the day when coronavirus tests were conducted, would have had to isolate when the results came back the following day and showed the club had a Covid-19 outbreak, with 16 players and three staff testing positive.

They would have had to isolate, that is, if contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service which, given what is happening throughout the country, was not that likely to happen. And yet the Sale players who tested negative, and who had been mingling and training with those who were found to have the virus, were not required to isolate.

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