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sadly after a pitch inspection today's game v hunslet has been called off.

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FFS!!!!!!!!!! cant be played tuesday as they playing rhinos or wednesday cos of leeds spurs game

edit: can only really be played when we are supposed to play wakefield

Edited by snake1985

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FFS!!!!!!!!!! cant be played tuesday as they playing rhinos or wednesday cos of leeds spurs game

Probably the weather wont relent for Tuesday evening. Funny how rock hard grounds in summer never puts games in jeopardy

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Rubbish! Back tot he drawing board. Bet Tommy haughey plays next match against us and has a stormer - he always plays well against his old teams.

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think it was inevitable really with the plummeting temperatures these past few nights.

2009 all over again, roll on the game in midweek sometime more than likely

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Had a phone call from somebody at 2.25pm who had gone to Hunslet for the game and quiet a few more had turned up aswell.

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I think its time you got mobile phones and the internet in Fev !! :rolleyes:

Come on mate we still point at airplanes over here!

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Slightly bemused by the decision today

I was one of those unfortunate enough to turn up at Hunslet. Nothing would have made me check if the game was on or not today, as I believed the conditions would have been perfectly acceptable ?

Air temperatures have been at +4/5 deg since 9:30 this morning with full sun.

True, the nights have been very cold but if the game at Rams went ahead, what's the difference at the South Leeds Stadium, both are high up and open to the elements. ?

Surely the pitch wouldn't be rutted or dangerous, it will be just as hard in July and the clubs must surely need the revenue.

Anyway, C'est la vie.

Edited by Andy Stennett

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Gaz and myself went onto our pitch around 12ish. If we were expecting a game at POR this aft, there is no way the game would have been played on it. I can't imagine the exposed South Leeds pitch being in a much different condition. Our pitch wouldn't have taken a stud and to play it would have been dangerous.

The difference in the summer is that we can at least water the pitch to soften it and leave the grass slightly longer - it would then be firm but yeilding to a stud and as such much less dangerous!

If we'd played today and lost a couple of players through avoidable injuries the decision would have looked daft.

As Andy says - c'est la vie! It'll get played another day.

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i know rugby league is not a game for cissies, but i went to watch cas panthers under 16s v lock lane in the national cup today, and those lads deserved medals for playing in those conditions. i'm glad the lions game was called off. we all like our rugby but you have to consider the players. i agree with you Robin.

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Heres the facts.Paul March , Steve Ball , the ref and Daryl Powell went out for the Pitch Inspection.It was agreed that if BOTH Coaches wanted to play the ref said he was prepared to go ahead.Marchy said yes, Daryl Powell indicated he wasnt happy therefore the ref had no alternative to call it off.

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fair do's. The coaches were at least given the opportunity to call the risk as they saw it at that time.

I can't verify "the facts", but if a coach thinks the risk to the players is too great, and is given the opportunity to make that call, i will accept that. Regardless of how much i was looking forward to it!

We have said on here so oft how important a good start is. We don't need needless injuries before the season has hardly got underway.

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Heres the facts.Paul March , Steve Ball , the ref and Daryl Powell went out for the Pitch Inspection.It was agreed that if BOTH Coaches wanted to play the ref said he was prepared to go ahead.Marchy said yes, Daryl Powell indicated he wasnt happy therefore the ref had no alternative to call it off.

Not surprised by this. Bad conditions will always be a leveller so the weaker team will always want to play.

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Yeh Griff our weak very inexperiencd team would have really struggled against you,re old heads, your new PNG lads would certainly have revelled in it, thank god we got lucky when daryl powell said we,ll let you live another day and thankfully for us said i dont fancy it.We got out of jail big time today that,s for sure....

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err....griff is a sheffield fan!

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my apolagies then robin, sarcasam is the lowest form of wit so they say.

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Jeez, I didn't say they'd win - just that they'd fancy their chances more. :glare:

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i know rugby league is not a game for cissies, but i went to watch cas panthers under 16s v lock lane in the national cup today, and those lads deserved medals for playing in those conditions. i'm glad the lions game was called off. we all like our rugby but you have to consider the players. i agree with you Robin.

What was the score in the u16s cup tie ?

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Heres the facts.Paul March , Steve Ball , the ref and Daryl Powell went out for the Pitch Inspection.It was agreed that if BOTH Coaches wanted to play the ref said he was prepared to go ahead.Marchy said yes, Daryl Powell indicated he wasnt happy therefore the ref had no alternative to call it off.

The Facts, so there was Paul March Steve Ball the Ref Daryl Powell and The King Of Leon on the pitch when DP said he wanted it called off or is that what you were told? just asking like!

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Heppy, we wanted to play, you knocked it back.End of.

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Heppy, we wanted to play, you knocked it back.End of.

So it's end of because you say so, even though you haven't said how you know what went on at the pitch inspection. Yeh right!!

You should be happy, it put's off the inevitable for a few more days.

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What was the score in the u16s cup tie ?

can't remember the score, but panthers were well beat in the end. lock lane had too much power up front.

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can't remember the score, but panthers were well beat in the end. lock lane had too much power up front.

just found it, lane won 36-6

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Heppy, we wanted to play, you knocked it back.End of.

Your post made out that it was Featherstone who had the game called off, I don't see why that is an issue I just get sick of the " here are the facts " statements thats why I asked were you out there or were you told if so you don't know for sure FACT! so were you there or not?

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