Arrows’ home game against Austin postponed due to weather-related flight issues

Written by on April 14, 2019

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows’ scheduled home game Sunday has been cancelled due to “weather-related flight cancellations’ involving Austin Elite Rugby.

Major League Rugby said it was looking into alternative dates.

“We are naturally disappointed, but these circumstances are totally out of our control,” Arrows vice-president and GM Mark Winokur said in a statement. “We are working hard with the league and Austin to reschedule the match, and we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding.

“This is an unforeseen flight-related experience for us and Austin, but we will work through it to find the best possible outcome.”

Texas was one of several regions hit by severe storms. The Austin team was slated to fly Saturday but high winds played havoc with flight schedules.

Flying Sunday did not provide enough time ahead of the match, which was scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET kickoff at York Alumni Stadium.

Toronto (4-5-0) went into weekend play in sixth place in the standings. Austin (0-10-0) sat last in the nine-team league.

 

The Canadian Press


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