NRL Player Latrell Mitchell Tested For Coronavirus
South Sydney player Latrell Mitchell has reportedly been tested for COVID-19 after turning up to training with flu-like symptoms.
The team had returned to training for the first time on Monday after the competition was suspended on March 23.
Mitchell and three other players were reportedly refused entry to the club's training facilities after displaying flu-like symptoms.
Speaking on Fox League Live, former Souths captain Sam Burgess identified Mitchell, club captain and halfback Adam Reynolds and prop Liam Knight as the players who were sent from training.
A club spokesperson said the trio displayed mild symptoms and the club were still awaiting results on Monday evening.
"The protocols are pretty tight, the 32 players and 18 staff, one entrance point, one exit," Burgess said.
"Your temperature is checked, you fill out a wellbeing form, pretty standard practice really.
"They ask you a few more detailed questions and if you answer 'yes' to any of those questions in terms of sore throat and runny nose, then straight away you are sent off to get a test, just to double check and make sure that everyone is safe.
"What's happened today with the players, I think a few of them had a cough, or one of them had a runny nose.
"With the testing we've got in place we sent them off straight away to get a test."
Results for the tests will be back by Tuesday morning.
Mitchell was one of three NRL players to be fined for breaching social distancing rules last week.
Melbourne Storms’ Josh Addo-Carr and Newcastle Knights’ player Tyronne Roberts-Davis were part of a group who went camping on a property in the NSW Mid North Coast.
The NRL also hit the players with a suspended one-game ban and fines for bringing the game into disrepute.
Addo-Carr and Mitchell were both been fined by the NRL $20,000 with another $30,000 suspended, while Roberts-Davis was hit with a $4000 fine.