The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has announced the good news that there were zero positive results in their first phase of PCR testing.
140 players and staff were tested on Wednesday, June 18 in Leinster and Munster, all of those tests coming back negative in a boost for the country.
“The PCR testing was carried out by Cork based company Advanced Medical Services on behalf of the IRFU,” read a brief statement from the IRFU.
“The staff and players have been cleared to access their respective High Performance Centres from Monday 22nd June.
“The second phase of PCR testing will commence with players and staff from Connacht and Ulster this coming week.”
The PRO14 announced earlier this week their plans to restart the league campaign on Saturday, August 22 in what will be an abbreviated version.
The competition has been reduced from 21 to 15 rounds with derby showdowns taking place over successive weekends before the play-off games.
As a result, this year’s PRO14 final has been set for September 12 while the start of the 2020/21 season has been provisionally agreed for October 3.