Major fixture postponed with club “unable to fulfil the fixture”

The pinnacle of rugby league is playing against Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and of course Super League and World Champions St Helens week in and week out.

That has to be the ambition of every club in the Championship and indeed in League One even though they have a longer journey ahead of them.

Dewsbury Rams are set to take a step towards fulfilling that dream as they are set for promotion back to the Championship, but who will join them?

With that question set to be answered as the rest of the season unfolds, one League One fixture has again been postponed.

Having been re-arranged earlier this year, a Round 17 clash between Rochdale Hornets and London Skolars.

The game was re-arranged to Wednesday night – tomorrow the 23rd August – but now the game has been postponed again with the Skolars “unable to fulfil the fixture.”

The matter has now been placed into the hands of the RFL who will determine whether the game is re-arranged or if the Hornets are handed victory.

The news was confirmed last night by the Hornets with the club making the following statement addressing the situation and promising a decision made by the RFL Board which will determine if and when refunds are made available:

“Our Round 17 re-arranged clash with London Skolars has been postponed.

“Our Round 17 re-arranged clash with London Skolars for Wednesday 23rd August 2023 at the Crown Oil Arena has been postponed.

“London Skolars communicated to the RFL today, that they will be unable to fulfil the fixture on Wednesday. As such, the match is postponed and the RFL Board will meet in due course to determine the result of the match or whether it should be replayed, in accordance with the RFL Operational Rules.

“All season tickets & tickets booked online for the match will be transferred to the new date automatically. Further ticketing details, including refund requests will be made available once the final decision is made by the RFL Board.

“The club would like to place its thanks on record to the Rugby Football League and Rochdale AFC for their support & understanding during this time.”