8 Jun 2009

Nine league players in swine flu quarantine

5:34 pm on 8 June 2009

Nine representative Australian rugby league players, including Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer, have been quarantined by their clubs after one contracted the swine flu virus.

Queensland forward Ben Hannant contracted the virus after last Wednesday's State of Origin match against New South Wales in Melbourne and the Queensland team doctor ordered players to be quarantined for 72 hours.

The Brisbane Broncos had six players quarantined, while three players from the North Queensland Cowboys and two coaching staff were also quarantined.

Lockyer, the Queensland and Broncos skipper, says he and the five other players from his club had been taking anti-viral drug Tamiflu as a precaution.

Warriors captain Steve Price was part of the Queensland side but the Warriors club have had no official notification from Queensland health authorities to quarantine Price.