Leicester postpone Sunday’s A-League game

Saturday 30 September 2017 Written by: Adam

The Falcons are on a perfect 10 points in the A-League after beating Wasps (67-21) and Sale Jets (31-0), and been hoping to continue their flying start on Sunday before the home side postponed the game.

A statement from Leicester Tigers said:

*Leicester Tigers have postponed the Premiership Rugby A League fixture against Newcastle Falcons on Sunday due to player welfare concerns.*

*The Tigers Development XV were due to play Newcastle at Welford Road 24 hours after the first XV took on Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.*

*But after having to withdraw front-row players Logovi’i Mulipola and Ellis Genge before kick-off against Exeter, and a physical game against the Chiefs, Tigers have postponed the ‘A’ League game on player welfare grounds.*

*Ged Glynn, head of rugby operations, said: “Player welfare is the absolute priority for Leicester Tigers.*

*“After picking up some knocks in Saturday’s game we are unable to field a team for the ‘A’ League and have postponed the fixture*.

*“We apologise to anyone who is inconvenienced by this, but we hope they understand the decision.”*

*Supporters who have bought tickets to the game will receive a full refund from the Welford Road ticket office. The ticket office will open at 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, and reopen as normal on Monday.*