Sport schedule hit by weather for second successive week

Frozen pitch

The weekend's sporting fixtures have been affected by the freezing weather for a second successive week.

England's Six Nations rugby game in Italy went ahead despite snow, but France's match against Ireland was called off because of a frozen pitch.

The Championship game between Barnsley and Birmingham was one of 20 Football League games to be postponed.

Hull FC's Super League game at Catalans Dragons and several horse racing meetings were also called off.

Race meetings at Newbury, Uttoxeter and Warwick were called off, as was Sunday's card at Hereford, after it failed a course inspection on Saturday morning.

There will be an inspection at 0800 GMT on Sunday ahead of the meeting at Exeter.


Rugby Union

Six Nations

France v Ireland



Barnsley v Birmingham

Crystal Palace v Doncaster

Peterborough v West Ham

League One

Brentford v Oldham

Chesterfield v Charlton

Leyton Orient v Huddersfield

MK Dons v Bury

Rochdale v Notts County

Stevenage v Carlisle

Tranmere v Preston

Walsall v Colchester

Yeovil v Scunthorpe

League Two

AFC Wimbledon v Bradford

Accrington v Oxford (rescheduled for Tuesday, 27 March 1945 GMT)

Barnet v Swindon

Burton v Gillingham

Crawley v Aldershot

Dag & Red v Northampton

Macclesfield v Plymouth

Port Vale v Crewe

Blue Square Bet Premier

Braintree v Southport

Cambridge United v Barrow

Darlington v Wrexham

Ebbsfleet v Alfreton

Forest Green v Luton

Gateshead v Bath City

Grimsby v York

Hayes & Yeading v Lincoln

Kettering v AFC Telford

Mansfield v Fleetwood (rescheduled for Tuesday, 13 March 1945 GMT)

Tamworth v Kidderminster

Rugby League

Super League

Catalans Dragons v Hull FC

Horse Racing

Newbury (Saturday)

Uttoxeter (Saturday)

Warwick (Saturday)

Hereford (Sunday)

Supporters are advised to check with the home club before travelling if you have any doubt over whether a fixture will take place.

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