England’s Marler tests positive for Covid

Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 13 November Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
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England prop Joe Marler will miss Saturday’s Test against Australia in the Autumn Nations Series at Twickenham after testing positive for Covid-19.

Marler returned a positive lateral flow test on Monday with a subsequent PCR test also coming back positive.

The 32-year-old Harlequins forward will now isolate for 10 days in line with government regulations.

All other players and staff are waiting for PCR test results after additional lateral flow tests came back negative.

England captain Owen Farrell missed Saturday’s 69-3 win over Tonga after testing positive for Covid-19, although subsequent tests proved negative and he was able to re-join the squad.

More to follow.

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