RFL to rule on new date

Date published: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A DISAGREEMENT between Oldham and North Wales Crusaders over a new date for their postponed iPro Sport Cup semi-final at Whitebank has been referred to the sport’s governing body for a ruling.

Roughyeds want to play on the evening of Wednesday, April 8, while Crusaders favour the following Wednesday, April 15.
Neither club will budge, so the RFL will make a decision, which is expected soon.
“We’ve been told we should have a ruling by close of play this evening,” said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton.
“We are holding fast for April 8 because both clubs would then face three games in ten days as opposed to three in eight days if we played a week later.
“Also, if the RFL go with our proposal both clubs will have more time to prepare for the semi-final and thus give it the credence it deserves.”
Both clubs play their opening games in League One this Friday, April 3, Oldham going to Rochdale and Crusaders to Swinton.
On Sunday, April 12, Roughyeds are at home to Coventry, while Crusaders entertain Newcastle Thunder.
And on April 19 Oldham go to South Wales Scorpions; Crusaders travel to York City Knights.