29th March 2018, 11:58 | ncl
Kingstone Press first division sides, Leigh Miners Rangers and Ince Rose bridge have stepped in to help out clubs struggling to fulfil the FreeSports RugbyAM televised game on April 7.
Initially it was to be Hunslet Club Parkside versus Kells, but a slight change to the TV scheduling to enable the televising of the Great Britain Ice Hockey team's game prompted the kick off time being moved to 5.15pm, and this left both NCL clubs with a major headache as League Administrator, Alan Smith explained: "Hunslet informed us that they had a huge function at their club that removed its availability during and after the match.
"And Kells informed us that the delayed kick off would see the Cumbrians not getting home 'til nearly midnight, when many of the players already had other commitments.
"It left us with a dilemma as we wanted to stage what would be a cracking game at the same time as not messing everything up for the clubs and their players.
"We made other enquiries of other clubs with fixtures that day, and thankfully, both Leigh Miners Rangers and Ince Rose Bridge offered to take the fixture on, despite them both having to facilitate big events in their respective clubs.
"The NCL really do appreciate the efforts of both Rose Bridge and Leigh Miners in their willingness to get the game on for TV.
"Now we look forward to the game and the great TV coverage that is being provided by FreeSport and Rugby AM."