Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devils' Trip to Saints Postponed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devils' Trip to Saints Postponed

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SALFORD'S trip to St Helens tonight has been postponed because of the severe weather conditions and provisionally rescheduled for Sunday afternoon.

A pitch inspection was held at 12pm yesterday, with Saints issuing a statement soon after explaining that despite being covered for the last 10 days, some areas of the pitch at the Totally Wicked Stadium are frozen and post a safety risk.

The statement added: "The current forecast indicates that the temperature will increase on Sunday and it is due to this that we are continuing to work hard to get the game on."

Inspections have been scheduled for 10am and 12pm on Sunday and if the pitch is deemed playable, the match will kick off at 4pm, with all tickets for tonight remaining valid. If play is not possible, the fixture will have to be rearranged.

It is set to be a lean weekend of rugby league action, with the Beast from the East snowstorm wreaking havoc across the fixture list. …

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