Skolars friendly 10s format

Skolars friendly 10s format

Due to the adverse weather conditions experienced overnight in London the London Skolars vs Wigan Warriors preseason friendly will now go ahead in a 10s format on a reduced pitch.

The game will still kick-off ‪at 2:15pm‬ as originally scheduled.

Will health and safety concerns raised by match officials and the HAC management, the decision was made to stage a 10s game on an unaffected smaller pitch that falls into RFL regulation size for a reduced numbers game.

London Skolars General Manager, Charlie DeHaan: “Due to some unsafe areas on the playing surface the game will have to take place in a 10s format on a reduced pitch.  After lengthy consultations with match officials, the head groundsman and CEO of HAC and the two teams we game will go ahead in a 10s format on a reduced pitch.

Wigan Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski: “We appreciate the efforts from the HAC and London Skolars to get this game on despite the weather issues. A 10s game on a reduced pitch still gives our players the opportunity to get some valued game time under their belt and both clubs will make the best of the situation.”

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