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Betfred Championship fixture survives Storm Eunice following pitch inspection

Storm Eunice has torn through sport this weekend and rugby league has been on exception.

Both Batley’s and Bradford’s home fixtures in the Betfred Championship have been called off due to the conditions created by the storm. So, both clubs will have to find another time to play their respective fixtures against Sheffield Eagles and Barrow Raiders.

It did look like Workington and Halifax may join them in this. The Panthers are set to take on newly promoted and winless Workington today away from home but yesterday the clubs confirmed that a morning pitch inspection would determine whether the game went ahead.

Fortunately for both clubs, the inspection has deemed that the game can go ahead with the Panthers taking to Twitter to say: “This morning a match official from the RFL has inspected the pith at Workington Town Rugby League Football Club and declared it is playable so game on.”

The Panthers haven’t had the ideal start to this season with just one win from their opening three games despite the hype that surrounded them following a busy off season. They’ll be hoping to take the opportunity afforded by playing today to claim a second win of the season.

Meanwhile the home side Workington will be hoping to get off the mark in the Championship following promotion last season.

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