Leeds Rhinos' Super League visit to Salford Red Devils put back two days: game will now be played on Sunday

Leeds Rhinos' game at Salford Red Devils, scheduled for Friday, has been put back two days, the home club say.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 4:51 pm
Matt Prior, pictured offloading against Wakefield, will play for All Stars on Friday and could back up two days later with Rhinos. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.
Matt Prior, pictured offloading against Wakefield, will play for All Stars on Friday and could back up two days later with Rhinos. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Salford's website confirmed the Betfred Super League clash will now kick off at 1pm on Sunday.

That avoids a clash with Friday's mid-season Test between England and Combined Nations All Stars.

Five Rhinos players have been selected for that game, along with two from Salford.

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Super League clubs have the option to postpone a fixture if they have lost four or more players to international duties.

Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield confirmed earlier today (Tuesday) he was keen for the game to go ahead this weekend, but on Sunday rather than Friday.

Both Rhinos and Salford have a game on Thursday next week, meaning a short turnaround.

Salford Red Devils director Paul King said: “We had a choice of playing three games over the next eight days or seven games in 28 days in August, which would have put far too much strain on the squad considering we already have quite a lengthy injury list.”

Salford say tickets already purchased will remain valid for Sunday.

Anyone unable to attend on Sunday should contact the Salford ticket office for a refund.

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