Rowan Marshall will miss St Kilda’s Matchday 19 game against the West Coast after visiting a Level 1 show site last week.
Marshall and teammate Darragh Joyce visited the Precinct Bar and Restaurant for around 45 minutes before attending the Australia-France rugby match at AAMI Park.
The Precinct Bar was recently added to the Victorian Government’s list of exhibition sites.
Marshall will have to self-isolate for 14 days, which means he won’t be available to face the Eagles on Saturday.
St Kilda issued the following statement: “The club have informed the AFL, who in turn have contacted the relevant authorities in Western Australia.
“On the advice of the Western Australian government, Marshall will continue his self-isolation with arrangements currently being made to return to Victoria when possible.
“At this point, the schedules for his isolation period will mean he’s available for Round 20.
“Due to the protocols and testing regime required by the government of Western Australia, before and since arriving in the state, the rest of the St Kilda Football Club travel team will be able to continue training. in accordance with quarantine instructions provided by the Australian Western Police.
St Kilda’s director of operations Simon Lethlean said players and staff – including Marshall and Joyce – had all been tested three times in the past week and tested negative.
“That meant around 8pm Perth time last night that we all had to isolate ourselves in our rooms until further notice,” Lethlean said. Bob and Andy from SEN.
“We had our breakfast delivered to the door and only got out about an hour ago, after the authorities in Western Australia had a chance to assess the protocols we were on. submitted.
“We have all had three tests since that time and everyone in the travel party had been negative – including Rowan.”
It’s a big blow for the Saints who must beat the Eagles to keep their hopes for the final.