WARRINGTON Wolves will have to quarantine upon their return from facing Catalans Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday.

The Wire will become the second team to make the trip to France this season after Salford Red Devils did so on Saturday.

It will be their first visit to the Stade Gilbert Brutus since August 2019 – they were scheduled to go in October last year but the match was cancelled due to positive Covid-19 tests in the Dragons camp.

Overseas travel from the UK is currently banned under Covid rules except for essential reasons, under which elite sport is classified.

The squad are set to fly via charter plane to Perpignan on Saturday morning and return immediately after the match, as has become the norm for away games against the Dragons.

However, the players and support staff will have to undergo three rounds of PCR testing in total – one before they travel, one upon arrival back in England and another to ensure their quarantine when they return lasts for only five days.

The squad will be allowed to train together while under quarantine but outside of that, they must remain at home until their last PCR test clears them to end their self-isolation.

Warrington are due to face Hull Kingston Rovers on Saturday, May 1 – seven days after returning from France.