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Second Super League side change Sunday kick-off time but for different reason

Salford Red Devils have become the second Super League side to announce that their upcoming round ten fixture will kick-off at an adjusted time.

The Red Devils had been scheduled to kick off at 3pm on Sunday afternoon but that’s now been changed, as confirmed by the club on Twitter.

They’ve become the second Super League side to make an adjustment after Wigan had earlier confirmed that their fixture against Wakefield would be delayed a mere five minutes.

The reason for that is that Sunday marks the day when the government will send a text alert to all mobile phone devices, scheduled at 3pm.

To avoid a mass frenzy of text notifications when the whistle was scheduled to blow the home side have understandably moved kick-off back five minutes.

However Salford are actually bringing forward their kick off time, and it’s not to avoid a mass government text frenzy like the Warriors.

This weekend marks the start of the women’s Challenge Cup following the successful launch of the Women’s Super League just over a week ago.

Salford’s women’s team are in action and have got a home tie so the Red Devils have actually brought their men’s Super League fixture against Catalans forward 45 minutes to 2:15pm.

In theory that’s created a double header of women’s then men’s fixtures with the ladies set to kick-off at midday.

This was allow fans to get to watch both sides, although an unwanted consequence could be when they have their half-time in the men’s game alerted via the government text as well as the referee’s whistle.

Text alert aside it’s great for the fans as they get to see a second game of rugby league for no additional cost, and it will also hopefully provide a bigger platform for the women’s game once again.

The Red Devils women’s side host Featherstone Rovers in their Challenge Cup game.

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