Heavy snow threatens Westwood's 'Betfred Challenge' clash with Wigan Warriors

Warrington Guardian: Westwood's testimonial match under threat Westwood's testimonial match under threat

BEN Westwood’s testimonial match against Wigan Warriors is under threat due to the heavy snowfall.

Warrington Wolves have admitted that the Halliwell Jones Stadium pitch is at the mercy of the weather ahead of the scheduled ‘Betfred Challenge’ clash on Saturday, kick off 3pm, which was due to be Wolves’ last warm-up match before their Super League opener against Castleford Tigers next Sunday.

Wolves’ chief executive Andy Gatcliffe said: “We will probably wait until Thursday and then see where we are with the weather.

“You can’t even put the covers down at the moment, if you put them down you’ll never get them off again because of the snow.

“The forecast says it is due to stop snowing today and will start to brighten up from there.

“There is no further snow forecast for the rest of the week, so we will see if it warms up a bit and starts to thaw.

“We’ll look at the pitch Wednesday or Thursday and see where we stand, though we will do all we can to get the game on.”

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12:31pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Casual Postman of Orford says...

Us casuals will clear the pitch!! Give us a spade we will dig it!!! Game on!!
Us casuals will clear the pitch!! Give us a spade we will dig it!!! Game on!! Casual Postman of Orford

8:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

stunner says...

As above well said
As above well said stunner

11:46am Wed 23 Jan 13

MikeJT says...

The weather report for the NW is that a warm (wet) front well arrive on Friday bring increased temps and rain for Friday & Saturday. Hopefully they wont cancel on Thursday and let the rain get rid of the snow.
The weather report for the NW is that a warm (wet) front well arrive on Friday bring increased temps and rain for Friday & Saturday. Hopefully they wont cancel on Thursday and let the rain get rid of the snow. MikeJT

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