Today’s NRL clash between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters has been postponed until tomorrow due to a COVID-19 scare.
Bulldogs forward Aiden Tolman has been cleared of COVID-19 but the NRL’s decision to postpone Sunday’s Canterbury versus Sydney Roosters game at Bankwest Stadium until Monday remains.
One of Tolman’s children attends a school in the Sutherland Shire where a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.
The primary school has closed until June 25 and students have been told to self-isolate.
Sunday’s later game between St George Illawarra and Cronulla at Campbelltown Stadium – originally scheduled for 6.30pm – has been brought forward to the 4.05pm timeslot.
The Bulldogs-Roosters game will now be played at 7pm (10am GMT) on Monday at BankWest Stadium.
Canterbury have issued a statement to say Tolman has been cleared. The club had earlier announced the Tolman family had been informed of this situation on Saturday and NSW Health had advised all families from the school to undertake self isolation.
The Bulldogs announced Tolman and all other players and staff in the club’s 50-person bubble would be tested.