Cup cancellation causes chaos for Coventry

Coventry Bears have been forced to cancel Sunday’s scheduled League 1 fixture against Workington Town due to RFL operational rules.

Workington’s game against Siddal was postponed this past weekend and the RFL has ruled that the fixture must be replayed this Sunday.

It means the Bears’ game against Town cannot go ahead.

A Coventry statement read: “Due to last week’s postponed match between Workington Town and Siddal in the Coral Challenge Cup, the RFL have ordered that we must postpone our scheduled league match this Sunday so the Coral Challenge Cup match can be replayed instead in Workington.

“We wish to apologise to supporters as it was not our decision to postpone our home game but due to operational rules the Challenge Cup takes precedent over the League so we have no other choice as an agreement could not be met to replay the match any other time. ”

Coventry will aim to play their game against Workington on Sunday 12 May instead.

The news follows last night’s Challenge Cup Fourth Round draw.

Workington will play Newcastle if they can overcome Siddal, while Coventry were knocked out of the competition by Doncaster on Sunday.

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