The cap had been imposed, to the fury of both clubs, because of engineering work on the Waterloo-Reading rail line which will close Twickenham station and therefore create safety problems. The situation is complicated by anticipated traffic congestion at a race meeting at nearby Kempton Park.
It needed an undertaking from Wigan to bring its supporters to London in the fleet of coaches usually used for their Wembley appearances before the police would acquiesce. Bath have undertaken to offer special coach rates to their supporters.
Having been cleared of one of his yellow cards, Garath Archer is free to make what may be his last appearance for Bristol when they play at Orrell on Saturday. The England lock's next disciplinary hearing - he still has two cards against him - will be in early May, so he is likely to be suspended when he revives his Newcastle career next season.
Bristol have also chosen the recent Wales outside-half, Arwel Thomas, who may be joining Swansea.Reuse content