UK weather: Football, rugby union and rugby league postponements as snow storms take their toll - latest

The latest postponements from the Premier League to the Aviva Premiership, Super League to the Championship and everything in between

Jack de Menezes
Thursday 01 March 2018 15:00
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The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma have reaped havoc on Britain’s sport fixtures this week, with the disruption set to continue well into the weekend as football, rugby union and rugby league alter their plans to cope with the widespread snowstorm across the United Kingdom.

Tonight’s lone Premier League fixture – a repeat of the EFL Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City – due to take place at the Emirates Stadium in north London looks set to go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by constant snowfall for the last 24 hours.

However, with conditions improving in London and the absence of any more heavy snow on Thursday, Arsenal are confident the game will go ahead as planned – but have urged supporters of both teams planning to travel to the game keep up-to-date with the latest travel information.

However, outside of the Premier League, football has not been so lucky. Wednesday’s entire Scottish football programme was postponed, meaning the Premiership games between Celtic and Dundee, Hibernian and Hamilton Academical, and Motherwell and Aberdeen, were all abandoned and will be rescheduled at a later date.

This week’s Super League schedule has also been heavily impacted, while rugby union is also poised for a number of postponements - although the Aviva Premiership looks set to go ahead as planned for the bulk of matches.

Here’s a full run-down of sport affected in Britain this week.

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Thursday

Football

Premier League

Arsenal vs Manchester City – Will go ahead but fans advised to check Transport for London and Greater Anglia for travel updates.

Rugby League

Super League

Hull KR vs Castleford Tigers – postponed

Arsenal have urged fans to keep an eye on the latest travel information

Friday

Football

Championship

Middlesbrough vs Leeds United – due to go ahead with a “clean-up” operation in effect since Wednesday. A final announcement will be made on Friday.

Scottish Championship

Dundee United vs St Mirren – postponed

Rugby Union

Premiership

Harlequins vs Bath – “highly unlikely” to be cancelled, with a final decision being made on Friday.

Harlequins are confident of their match against Bath going ahead on Friday night

Pro14

Cardiff Blues vs Benetton – postponed

Edinburgh vs Munster – postponed

Ulster vs Glasgow – postponed

Rugby League

Super League

Hull vs Warrington – due to go ahead as planned and will now be shown on Sky Sports.

Leeds Rhinos vs Catalans Dragons – postponed

Wakefield trinity vs Huddersfield Giants – postponed

St Helens vs Salford Red Devils – postponed

Wigan Warriors vs Widnes Vikings – confirmed on at 20:00

Leeds Rhinos vs Catalans Dragons has been postponed

Saturday

Football

Premier League

All games due to go ahead

Championship

Ipswich Town vs Hull City - postponed

Sheffield United vs Burton Albion - postponed

All other games due to go ahead

Scottish Premiership

Ross County vs Partick Thistle – postponed

St Johnstone vs Hamilton Academical – postponed

League One

Blackpool vs Northampton Town - postponed

Bradford City vs Portsmouth - postponed

Gillingham vs Rotherham United – postponed

Shrewsbury Town vs Peterborough United - postponed

All other games face late inspections

League Two

Barnet vs Port Vale - postponed

Cheltenham Town vs Notts County - postponed

Exeter City vs Chesterfield - postponed

Newport County vs Accrington Stanley - postponed

Swindon Town vs Yeovil Town - postponed

All other games face late inspections

Premiership games are likely to go ahead but the Pro14 games have already been called off

Rugby Union

Premiership

Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens – delayed by 24 hours, kick-off 15:00 on Sunday

Gloucester vs Newcastle Falcons – likely to go ahead

Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks – likely to go ahead

Pro14

Scarlets vs Leinster – postponed

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