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Wigan game postponed as bad weather hits North West

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By Chris O'Brien
February 21 2010

The South Wales Scorpions have suffered a real blow to their preparations for the new season with Sunday's friendly against a Wigan Warriors XIII postponed. Bad weather in the North West means the Wigan team have been unable to travel due to treacherous driving conditions.

Fans will be bitterly disappointed by the news that Sunday's pre-season friendly has been postponed.

The game was the Scorpions' sole pre-season friendly ahead of their first ever competitive fixture against Workington Town RLFC next Sunday.

As many as 27 players were expected to feature for the Scorpions in a warm-up for the Championship One campaign.

However, poor weather in the North West of England means Wigan's players are unable to travel and the game has been cancelled at short notice.

A mixture of fringe and Under-20s players were set to represent Wigan at the Gnoll - with 23-year old Karl Pryce, once a member of the Great Britain squad, expected to captain the side.

Anybody who has purchased tickets for the fixture will be offered a complete refund in due course.

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Wigan game postponed as bad weather hits North West
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21/02/2010 11:19
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Re: Wigan game postponed as bad weather hits North West
swanseablue (IP Logged)
21/02/2010 11:34
Thats really gutting! Damn, could have got a few locals interested in RL. Can something be arrnaged in short notice against one of the local sides e.g Blackwood??

Re: Wigan game postponed as bad weather hits North West
terrace-culture (IP Logged)
21/02/2010 11:47
Blackwood might actually benefit from playing against the Scorpions with their Oldham game on the horizon.

Re: Wigan game postponed as bad weather hits North West
40:20 (IP Logged)
21/02/2010 14:17
I'm afraid this sort of thing does happen and as the game was a friendly you cannot risk life and limb....

So it looks like it's straight into the league season then...

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