BRADFORD Bulls winger Matty Dawson-Jones says his team have no other choice but to carry on as normal despite the Coronavirus outbreak wrecking havoc to the rest of the sporting calender.

The Rugby Football League (RFL) announced on Thursday that its weekend fixtures would go ahead.

However, Leeds Rhinos were unable to travel to France to complete their Super League fixture with Catalan Dragons after one of their players was forced into self-isolation after showing possible symptoms of Covid-19. His test did come back with a negative result on Friday.

Bradford did manage to play their Coral Challenge Cup fifth tie at Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue.

Elsewhere, City's match against Leyton Orient was postponed after the English Football League (EFL) suspended football until April 3, while Bradford (Park Avenue) did complete their Vanarama National League North fixture with Curzon Ashton.

Dawson-Jones believes Bulls can only concentrate on matters on the field for now.

He said: "We just get on with it now. The RFL have put measures in place to stop it (Coronavirus) from spreading through training, all we can do is keep going until the RFL say otherwise and keep playing as well as we can."

John Kear's men did themselves proud against Super League outfit Wakefield narrowly losing out 17-14 in a competitive encounter.

Dawson-Jones joined Bradford back in January after the 29-year-old was released from Hull FC and he has had a stellar start to the season already bagging four tries.

The former St Helens and Huddersfield Giants player thinks if his side perform like that every week than there is no reason why they can not compete at the right end of the table this campaign.

He added: "John (Kear) said in the changing rooms that if we play like that for the rest of the year we won't be far behind those top boys in our league so hopefully we can keep that standard up for the rest of the season.

"We had them on the ropes, we could see that they were a bit panicked at how we started the game. It was key for us to start with that intensity and to try match them physically which I think we did.

"If it was not for a couple of dodgy tries, they did not really break us structure wise it was more their kicks so we will take a lot of heart from that.

"Players like Danny Brough can switch it on whenever they need too and get his side out of trouble especially with his kicking game which is unreal. They have got those quality players in the team and you knew that was going to happen you just have to try as hard as you can.

"We can't dwell on it. We came here and did not really have anything to lose. All the pressure was on Wakefield. It is hard to be happy after a game you lose but we will take a lot of pride from that and build on it for the rest of the year."

"To come up against a Super League team and play like we did and raise the bar, that is the mindset we need to take into every week regardless of the opposition we play."

Bulls' next match is set to be on Sunday when they return to Betfred Championship action against Swinton Lions at Heywood Road.