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Van den Bergh out of Grand Slam after positive Covid test

After testing positive for Covid-19 in Belgium, fifth seed Dimitri Van den Bergh will not travel to the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton. The ‘Dream-Maker’ will be replaced in the field by Chris Dobey

Last Updated: 11/11/21 12:23pm

Van den Bergh will miss the major tournament

Dimitri Van den Bergh has been ruled out of the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts, after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Belgium star will be replaced in the field by Chris Dobey.

Van den Bergh, 27, was seeded fifth in the tournament, drawn alongside Stephen Bunting, Ryan Joyce and Rowby-John Rodriguez in Group D.

“2021 World Matchplay finalist Van den Bergh has received a positive test result for Covid-19, and is subsequently self-isolating in Belgium,” read a statement.

“As a result, he will not be able to compete in the Grand Slam of Darts, which begins on Saturday November 13 at the Aldersley Leisure Village.

“Van den Bergh will be replaced directly in Group D by the next highest-ranked player from the same qualification criteria – in this case double Players Championship winner Dobey.”

Dobey is a late inclusion

‘Hollywood’ will compete in the Grand Slam for the second time in his career, having previously reached the quarter-final in 2016.

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He will open his campaign against Rowby-John Rodriguez in the final match of Saturday’s afternoon session.

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Marler out of Australia match after testing positive for Covid-19

Marler, 31, will isolate for ten days, as per government guidelines; All England players and staff have returned negative results, while the Rugby Football Union are awaiting additional PCR results

Last Updated: 09/11/21 12:51pm

Joe Marler came off the bench in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series opener against Tonga

Joe Marler will miss England’s Autumn Nations Series Test match against Australia on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Harlequins prop returned a positive lateral flow test on Monday, before a subsequent PCR test confirmed the result on Tuesday morning.

Marler, 31, will isolate for ten days, as per government guidelines.

All England players and staff have returned negative results, while the Rugby Football Union are awaiting additional PCR results.

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Hibs return two positive Covid tests; Ross County match postponed

Hibernian’s Scottish Premiership match at Ross County has been postponed after two first-team players tested positive for Covid-19.

Hibs have said that the two players who returned positive tests on Saturday morning had been in close contact with other members of the squad that had travelled to Dingwall.

The Scottish Premiership club are unable to fulfil the fixture – scheduled to kick-off at 3pm – due to a lack of available players and had to request the match be postponed.

An SPFL statement read: This afternoon’s cinch Premiership match between Ross County and Hibernian at the Global Energy Stadium has been postponed.

“Hibernian requested that the SPFL postpone the fixture as, due to positive Covid cases and close contacts, they do not have sufficient players available to fulfil the fixture.”

A club statement read: “Two first team players have tested positive in the latest round of testing this morning. They have been in close contact to a number of other players in the squad that travelled to Dingwall.

“We have taken all appropriate precautions including transporting the squad on two coaches, however in-line with SPFL regulations and guidance, we have no other alternative than to postpone the fixture due to the number of players affected making us unable to field a team.”

An SPFL spokesperson added “After reviewing the information provided by Hibernian, Saturday’s match between Ross County and Hibernian has been postponed and a further update will be provided in due course.”

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