Huddersfield slams friendly postponement

Huddersfield has branded the decision to postpone its friendly with Halifax today as ludicrous.

The Giants were set to play the Championship team in the Infirmary Cup clash.

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis slammed the decision to call off the game because of rain.

“We were informed by Halifax this morning of a potential problem which frankly given the weather then and the distance to the game seemed quite ludicrous,” he said in a statement.

“I am told the matter has been taken out of Halifax RLFC’s hands and thus no blame can be apportioned in my view to them. 

“I have to say though it is a huge blow to both clubs and probably 3000 fans who were looking forward to enjoying a game at a venue many pay monies to support.

“We will talk to Halifax about a re-arrangement if their stadium partners are able to give any confidence to us that they actually want rugby league at that venue when there is moisture forecasted.

“The loss of the game means as was the case last year our best laid plans to prepare all the players for the year ahead now need reformulating. We will not though for the avoidance of doubt be playing Halifax midweek next week.”

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