Saturday’s Northampton-Leicester game off due to Covid-19 cases in Saints’ camp

Northampton’s Gallagher Premiership clash against Leicester on Saturday has been cancelled after the Saints returned positives in the latest round of coronavirus testing.

The club’s training ground has also been closed, Premiership Rugby said in a statement.

“The health and safety of players, management, staff and match officials is our priority,” a Premiership Rugby spokesperson said.

“We wish those who have tested positive at Saints a speedy and safe recovery.”

Under Premiership Rugby regulations, a panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points, but the Tigers can realistically expect to be awarded four points and Saints two, with a 0-0 scoreline declared.

It is the fifth Premiership game to be cancelled in such circumstances this season.