BATH’s Premiership Rugby Cup fixture against Gloucester Rugby which was postponed on Saturday will now be played on Sunday (February 3), kicking off at 4.30pm

In a Bath Rugby statement, operations director Alex Cohen said: “We are one of many businesses across the region effected by the recent snowfall which has been much heavier than forecast.

“We work closely with Premiership Rugby, and particularly Sports Stadia Services who manage Premiership Rugby’s adverse weather pitch management systems and advise the clubs regarding the management of conditions such as heavy snow fall.

“We have been focused on delivering the game with minimal possible disruption, and whilst the game could not be delivered today it will now be possible to play tomorrow.

“Over the course of the day the snow is expected to thaw substantially. This means that the heated dome can be erected by Sports Stadia Services later today and operated throughout the night to melt the remaining snow and ice.

“Whilst Sunday afternoon fixtures aren’t a preference for many of our supporters, we believe the revised fixture time, which is slightly later in the day to ensure the pitch is ready for play, would be much preferred rather than delaying the game to Monday evening.”

Bath are aware that some supporters will not be able to make the rearranged game and so say supporters can claim a free voucher to attend one of the Premiership Rugby Cup group stage games, due to take place in September and early October, next season. They just need to return their match ticket via post or in person on or after Monday, February 11. The offer is open to match-paying ticket holders only and the deadline for ticket returns is Friday, March 1. All used/unused scanned/unscanned matchday tickets will be honoured.

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