Unhappy Super League club unable to offer supporters away travel

On Friday night even though Wigan Warriors moved to the top of the league, the story was the clash between Leigh Leopards and Huddersfield Giants.

The game was plunged into darkness after 48 minutes due to a floodlight failure.

After 55 minutes, the game was abandoned and will be continued tomorrow.

Huddersfield have now been forced to confirm there won’t be any coach travel:

“Due to short notice, there will be no supporter coach travel for Leigh tomorrow.

“There will unfortunately be no official coach travel for tomorrow’s continuation of the Betfred Super League game vs Leigh Leopards. The club has spent the day trying to source assistance at short notice in vain with many operators closed on a Saturday or committed to bookings.

“All supporters who purchased Official Coach Travel with us for Leigh, or bought a match ticket from the club for the Leigh game, will be offered a FREE space on the supporters coach for our next away game, vs Hull FC.

“Please get in contact with the ticket office next week to claim this.

“All tickets for tomorrow’s 32 minutes vs Leigh are valid if shown at the turnstile at Leigh Sports Village.”

Huddersfield have confirmed that they are disappointed with the decision to not restart the game:

“We Initially sympathise with all at the Leigh Sports Village for the difficult and unforeseen scenario that unfolded last night that now results in them having to turn the stadium around and go again in such a short space of time which we know is a tremendously difficult task given the decision of the RFL board.

“That said the Giants do not believe that the RFL board have arrived at the right decision and believe that the full game should have been replayed. Whilst we accept the difficulties that they have faced, this  decision made by them is unprecedented in the history of the game.

“We have asked about an appeal against this decision but are told there is no mechanism to do so within the rules.

“Thus the matter is dead and the focus must turn to the logistics of tomorrow which are being worked on by many people and when we are able to firm those up and communicate them we will, of course, do so.”