Due to bad weather, the RCMA Group Rugby League Varsity Match has had to be moved back one week, to Friday 9th March.
A decision was expected the day before the game was due to take place, but the ferocity of the weather in recent days has already frozen the ground and the risk of injury to players, spectators and staff is too great.
In an email to attendees, Varsity Match Director Mark Ramsdale said: “In consultation with the HAC and the clubs, it has been decided that the game on 2 March will NOT take place. Instead, the RCMA Group Rugby League Varsity Match will be played one week later, on Friday 9 March.
“We recognise this will cause people disruption, but as I am sure you will appreciate this decision was not one anyone took lightly. The ground is already frozen solid and with the weather due to only get worse, we could not risk injury to players, spectators, or those who work to ensure the day runs smoothly.
“We are grateful to the HAC for allowing the event to take place a week later, and it is hoped that by so, we can ensure the Varsity Match is delivered to its usual standards and everyone can enjoy the day.”
All tickets will be honoured at the game on 9th March, but anyone who has purchased a ticket and is seeking a refund has been asked to contact the Varsity Match organisers by Friday 2nd at noon.