Conor McKenna's latest coronavirus test has come back negative, following on from the confusion surrounding his positive test over the weekend.

The Tyrone native, who plays for Aussie Rules side Essendon, tested positive ahead of a scheduled weekend fixture, which caused the game to be postponed.

And it appears now that McKenna's initial results may have provided a false positive, based on today's revelations.

The Eglish native was the first player to test positive for coronavirus since Aussie Rules returned last week, which prompted the sport's governing body to postpone the scheduled game between Essendon and Melbourne.

Australian media reported that officials were retesting McKenna after he tested negative on Wednesday, returned a 'low level irregular result' after training on Friday and then tested positive on Saturday. He remained asymptomatic throughout the period.

McKenna and his team-mate James Stewart have been told to self-isolate following the positive test, however, it remains unclear as to whether they will be allowed back to full training as a result of the negative outcome.

A statement from McKenna's club Essendon read: "Essendon Football Club can confirm Conor McKenna has returned a negative result to his Covid-19 swab test on Tuesday, June 23.

"It has also been re-confirmed that the two swab tests taken on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 were both positive results.

"The club will work with relevant medical experts over the coming days to further understand these results."