Two more players temporarily leave Featherstone Rovers amidst coronavirus pandemic


Featherstone Rovers duo Louis Jouffret and Dean Parata are returning to their residence countries with the Betfred Championship time set on hold by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 12: 00 pm

Louis Jouffret. PIC: Dec Hayes. Copyright: other

Parata will return to Australia though Jouffret has presently travelled household to Marseille, France. The pair are the next set of Featherstone gamers to go away England just after Conor Carey and Alec Susino returned down less than very last week.

All 4 gamers will be undertaking schooling periods at home in purchase to retain in good shape for when the year gets back again underway, with all varieties of rugby league currently suspended right up until April 3.

“With what is occurring in the globe at the moment bordering the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, I have determined to go back to France to be nearer to my spouse and children for the duration of these uncertain periods,” explained Jouffret, who has scored two attempts in 5 appearances for Rovers since becoming a member of from Batley Bulldogs final autumn.

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Conor Carey. PIC: Dec Hayes.

“I’m continue to training here in Marseille to hold me in excellent condition for when the time will restart, ideally that will be sooner relatively than later.

“I’m previously wanting forward to observing you all again at the Millennium Stadium, hopefully we can restart the period in-front of our incredible lovers at property. Remain safe anyone and I will see you soon.”

The club are now operating with a “skeleton” employees, with associates of the community only encouraged to depart their residences if it is considered definitely essential.

“The circumstance with Louis and Dean is the similar we experienced with the lads final 7 days, the club 100 for each cent understands the players’ needs to travel household to be with their families,” stated Longo.

“Of class we will miss out on them, but at the minute there is not any rugby to be performed, so we will look ahead to their returns when the present-day instances all-around the world get superior.”

He added: “At the minute, we are next authorities suggestions and are at this time working with a skeleton workforce at the Millennium Stadium.

“The stadium will continue being shut to the general general public until eventually even more recognize as we await further more direction from the govt.”

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