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'They have hardly picked up anything right the way through, then at the business end of the season they've had a little outbreak': Exeter boss Rob Baxter sympathises with 'unlucky' Premiership final opponents Wasps Wasps were struck down by a series of positive coronavirus tests last week They had to stop training and their Premiership final place was in serious doubt Wasps have now been given the all-clear to play in the Twickenham showpiece 

By Will Kelleher For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:26 BST, 21 October 2020 | Updated: 00:21 BST, 22 October 2020

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Wasps breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as they were given the green light to compete in the Premiership final against Exeter by managing to contain their Covid-19 outbreak.

The club had 11 cases across players and staff - although two were said to be 'false positives' - and one more would have seen them forfeit a place in the final.

But having received fresh test results at 3am Wasps confirmed they were clear and could take their 'rightful place' at Twickenham on Saturday, although coach Lee Blackett's selection may now need to be tweaked.

Exeter boss Rob Baxter was delighted that 'unlucky' Wasps had received the all-clear

Exeter boss Rob Baxter was delighted that 'unlucky' Wasps had received the all-clear

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter said: 'It's obviously good news. We had the all-clear as well, which is fantastic.

'Wasps will deem themselves very unlucky. They are one of the teams that have hardly picked up anything right the way through, then at the business end of the season they've had one little outbreak.'

If Wasps had been ruled out

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