Plymouth Albion delighted with RFU verdict on Leeds game
PLYMOUTH Albion are delighted the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have quashed their 34-16 defeat at Leeds on January 6.
The RFU announced today that the match would have to be replayed after the Championship fixture went to uncontested scrums after just 13 minutes of the game.
The sport's governing body has ordered the replay to take place over the weekend of February 1-3 at a venue of Leeds' choice, with the Yorkshire club also funding Albion's travel and accommodation costs.
However, if Leeds cannot find a suitable venue in Yorkshire then the match will be played at Brickfields.
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An Albion statement issued to The Herald by the club's acting CEO Debbie Fisher said: "We are delighted with the outcome of the RFU investigation into the condition of the pitch at Leeds Carnegie.
"As a club we believe this is the right and proper decision.
"We await to hear Leeds Carnegie's proposed venue for the replay, but Brickfields could stage the game if required on Sunday, February 3."
Albion could be facing two trips to Yorkshire in a week as they are due to play Rotherham away on February 9.
Today's news that the RFU ruled that the Headingley pitch was not safe from rugby union could cast doubt on whether the venue will be used as a training base for the England team.
England have a training session scheduled for Headingley Stadium on January 25 ahead of their Six Nations campaign.