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Ulster-Ospreys clash falls foul of weather

TOMORROW night's Magners League match between Ulster and the Ospreys has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.

The playing surface at Ravenhill was inspected yesterday morning and, with no thaw expected over the next few days, the game was called off.

The pitch had been covered but it was not enough to protect it from the prolonged freezing conditions. Officials from the two clubs will now attempt to find a new date in the fixture schedule for the match.

Elsewhere, the Guinness Premiership matches between Sale Sharks and league leaders Saracens at Edgeley Park on Saturday has been postponed, while Newcastle's Kingston Park appointment with Gloucester the following day has also been called off.

Irish Independent