West Wales issue statement following Newcastle game postponement

West Wales Raiders have apologised after their League One opener against Newcastle Thunder was postponed.

Thunder players and staff had made the 367 mile trip from Kingston Park to Stebonheath Park to kick-off the season, only to see the game not go ahead.

Initially, Thunder tweeted about a delay to the kick-off, before it was eventually confirmed the game was not going ahead at all.

It is believed that the doctor at the match, as required by the RFL, wasn’t carrying the correct supplies.

A club statement said: “We would like to thank Newcastle Thunder and all their fans for travelling down to the game today, we apologise that the game didn’t go ahead due to an administrative error on our behalf.

“We understand that supporters have been let down and the club accept full responsibility for the issues that occurred as a result of the events of today.

“The club would like to reassure that incidents like this will never happen again and we apologise to all the supporters both home and away.”

West Wales are in their first full season in League One, having taken over from South Wales Ironmen towards the end of the last campaign.


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