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As Wakefield Trinity’s Chris Chester is discovering, though, that fundamental skill is no longer as simple as it once was in life before coronavirus. watch free

He has been denied the services of four of his players for tomorrow evening’s game against Warrington Wolves for various reasons related to Covid-19.

Second-row Jay Pitts and full-back Alex Walker were told to self-isolate for after last weekend’s Challenge Cup opponents Catalans Dragons received three positive Covid tests on Tuesday.Trinity have not had any coronavirus cases and Chester said everything possible is being done to keep it that way.

We have got some policies in place and strict guidelines that let the players know what they can and can’t do,” he stressed.“We can control what we can control here – we can’t control what they do away from the ground, but I have made it quite clear to the players that we are talking probably 12 more weeks to spend a lot more time at home and not go out of the door as often.

At the end of the day we could be talking about more cuts if the games don’t go ahead or there may not be a game.“That’s how important it is we stick to the policies and the code of conduct we have in place.“So far so good, the players have been fantastic and they have really stuck to the guidelines.”

Warrington are on a four-game winning run either side of lockdown and Chester described them as “one of the best teams in the competition”, but stressed: “Looking at last week’s game, we made some big strides forward.“We played well in patches, we defended a lot tougher and one pleasing thing for me was they stuck up for themselves as well.

“Warrington like to play and throw the ball around and they are a team we got the better of at the start of the season.“We have tried to stick to the positives of the last time we played them and from last weekend and we are looking for another good defensive display.”

Trinity will be without Alex Walker and Jay Pitts who are both isolating following the positive coronavirus tests at last week’s opponents Catalans Dragons.Liam Kay, who did not play seven days ago, is in quarantine due to a “family situation” and Dave Fifita has been dropped after refusing to wear a GPS tracker.

Reece Lyne will complete a two-game ban and Trinity’s injury list still includes Tom Johnstone (elbow), Ben Jones-Bishop (ill), Danny Brough (hip), Joe Arundel (knee), Lee Kershaw (hamstring) and Ryan Atkins (back).

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