Salford’s clash with Leeds rescheduled due to international fixture

Salford’s clash with Leeds has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 27.

The Super League fixture was set to take place the same night as England v Combined Nations All Stars on Friday night, but has now been moved to the Sunday.

Super League clubs are eligible to postpone a fixture if they have lost four or more players to international duties and Leeds have exercised this ruling after three of their players were named in this Friday’s England squad, whilst two Rhinos players have been selected for the Combined Nations All Stars. 

Salford director Paul King said: “We’re disappointed with the outcome, we wanted to proceed as planned on Friday having had tickets on sale for a while but unfortunately that was removed as an option for us. 

“Ultimately, we had a choice of playing three games over the next eight days or seven games in 28 days in August, which would have put far too much strain on the squad over a prolonged period, we already have a significant injury list.  

“We are determined to put player welfare first within the confines of a crowded fixture list and we will continue in our search to bring in players to help increase squad numbers and minimise the risk of further injury.” 

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