Edinburgh are pressing ahead with their Rainbow Cup clash against Ulster at Murrayfield on Saturday evening after two full rounds of Covid testing for the squad this week returned all negative results, easing fears of a potential outbreak in the squad following one positive test return being reported on Monday. 

“The club would like to thank all those who sent their best wishes to the individual who has contracted Covid-19,” said a statement issued by the club. “His health continues to improve in isolation.

“The small group of potential contacts – identified through internal contact tracing – remain in isolation and do not report any symptoms.

“The club has conducted two rounds of PCR testing of the full squad and playing staff this week, both of which returned no positive results.

“Consequently, the club’s Guinness PRO14 match against Ulster at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (5th June) currently remains scheduled to go ahead as planned.”