Super League: London Broncos v Bradford Bulls switched to Adams Park
Last Updated: 01/04/13 2:45pm
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London Broncos have been forced into a change of venue for next week's Super League clash against Bradford.
The round 11 match will now take place at Adams Park, home of Aviva Premiership side Wasps, due to problems with the playing surface at the Twickenham Stoop caused by the recent adverse weather.
The fixture was originally scheduled for Friday, April 5, just two days before Harlequins face Munster in their Heineken Cup quarter-final, but with the pitch unlikely to have recovered by Sunday, the Broncos will now play the Bulls at 3pm on Saturday at Adams Park.
"We have looked at all options including postponement and reversing the fixture, but this is the only option we have."
Chief executive Gus Mackay said: "Since the Hull FC game we have been working tirelessly to find alternative venues for the Catalan and Bradford games.
"We have looked at all options including postponement and reversing the fixture, but this is the only option we have.
"We are grateful for Esher Rugby Club for hosting the Catalan game and the supporters that turned out at short notice for this match. However this venue would not be suitable for the visit of Bradford Bulls due to its limited capacity.
"The pitch situation is something that is out of our control and we have been working with the RFL and Harlequins RU to source an alternative venue since last Monday.
"We have been reluctant to postpone these fixtures and cause a fixture backlog later in the season."