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Genge tests positive for COVID

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Leicester Tigers front-rower Ellis Genge has tested positive for COVID while in camp with England.

Genge has been placed in isolation and will miss Saturday's Test against Australia at Twickenham.

The Tigers Medical Team are in constant communication with Ellis, as well as England's medical staff, and will continue to provide support to Ellis during his isolation period. 

The RFU made the following statement on Friday morning:

Ellis Genge has tested positive for COVID.

Genge returned a positive PCR result on Friday morning from a test taken on Thursday morning [11 November].

He immediately went into isolation.

No other positive test results were received among players or staff.

The group has undergone an additional round of LFT and PCR testing today [Friday].

The squad have trained this morning at Twickenham Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s match.