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Covid scare at Tigerland as players test positive

All of the close contacts of the premiership winning pair have been identified and have been tested.In a statement, Richmond Football club confirmed the Tigers’ first-to-fourth year players will be able to commence their pre-season training on Monday without disruption.“Dion Prestia and Noah Balta have tested positive to Covid and are in isolation,” Richmond Football Club said in a statement posted online.Watch the first round of the 2021 AFL Draft on Fox Footy and Kayo from 7pm EDT on Wednesday November 24. New to Kayo? Start your free trial today >“Close contacts have been tested as appropriate.“It will not interrupt the commencement of pre-season training for 1-4 year players next Monday.”Their diagnosis comes after a player from the Tigers’ AFLW squad tested positive for the illness last month.The Western Bulldogs AFLW squad were also forced to cancel training earlier this month after a member of their program was diagnosed with Covid-19.The AFL and AFLW require all players to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to play in the respective competitions next year.

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