Another Super League game off - Warrington Wolves awarded win over Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils' game against Warrington Wolves on Friday has become the second of this week's Betfred Super League games to be called off.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 12:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 12:36 pm
Salford beat St Helens at Headingley on Monday. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.

Salford Red Devils' game against Warrington Wolves on Friday has become the second of this week's Betfred Super League games to be called off.

Castleford's trip to Huddersfield Giants, also scheduled for Friday, will not take place after Tigers reported 12 positive tests for Covid-19.

Now Salford have told Super League and the Rugby Football League (RFL) they are unable to raise a team for this weekend's match.

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The game will not be rearranged and Warrington have been awarded a 24-0 win.

A Super League statgement said: "This match would have been the team's third of a congested schedule, which was set to see the Red Devils play four times within the space of 11 days.

"Salford Red Devils informed Super League and the RFL that only 13 players are available for selection. This includes two recent loan signings and two players promoted from the academy, who were brought into the squad in order to assist in the fulfilment of fixtures.

"Under competition rules governing forfeited fixtures, Warrington Wolves will be awarded a 24-0 victory. The matter will be referred to the RFL’s Compliance Department for further consideration.

"In the meantime, Super League continues to explore fixture rescheduling options in light of this morning’s announcements."

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