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Leeds Rhinos cancel live screening of Super League play-off game following Queen’s passing

Following the passing of HM The Queen, tonight’s planned live screening of Leeds Rhinos game in Perpignan against Catalans Dragons has been cancelled.

In line with other sporting events involving British teams abroad, the game will still go ahead tonight in France and will be televised by Sky Sports however the fan event at Headingley Stadium has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

The club stated: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that supporters can understand the club’s decision.”

Rugby League in general will pay its respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II throughout the period of national mourning.

There will be no fixtures in England today – this means the Betfred Championship fixture between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams will be postponed, with a new date to be confirmed as soon as possible.

As today’s first Betfred Super League Elimination Play-Off is being played in Perpignan, it will go ahead as scheduled, as with other sporting events involving British teams abroad – with a minute’s silence before kick-off, and the players of Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos wearing black armbands.

Similarly, the England Community Lions will show their respect before the Final of the European Under-19s Championships against France in Italy on Saturday evening.

Further announcements will be made about the weekend fixtures at all levels, including the community game, Academy play-offs and the Betfred Women’s Super League Shield semi finals, following further meetings this morning.

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