Clubs scramble to re-arrange postponed games

North Wales Crusaders' Queensway Stadium on Sunday morning, the day it was due to host a Challenge Cup tie against Featherstone. Photo courtesy of Richard Long.

Following more postponements at the weekend, clubs are scrambling to get re-arranged dates in place, particularly in the Challenge Cup.

Four games were a victim of the weather in the fourth round, and with the fifth round draw due to take place tomorrow and the busy Easter period coming up, clubs have moved quickly to confirm new dates.

Featherstone will now host North Wales Crusaders at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Tuesday night (7.30pm) after the Welsh side agreed to reverse the fixture, which was called off at their Queensway Stadium on Sunday.

A statement said: “The venue change comes due to the Crusaders’ Queensway Stadium being unavailable during mid-week, with both clubs expressing a desire to have the contest played out in the next 48 hours.”

Another tie postponed on Sunday, Halifax against Oldham, will also be played on Tuesday night (7.30pm) at The Shay.

Two other ties – Hunslet against Bradford and Coventry at home to amateurs Pilkington Recs – are still to be re-arranged.

Meanwhile, for the second time this season, Castleford had a game postponed due to the adverse weather.

That leaves with them with two games – one against Wigan and one against Hull KR – to fit in to a busy fixture schedule.

The club says it is “hopeful” of announcing a date for at least the Wigan game early this week.

Wakefield’s abandoned game against Widnes and Leeds’ home tie with Catalans, which was postponed a fortnight ago due to the weather, are also still to be re-arranged.

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