Snow and freezing weather disrupt sporting programme across UK
Snow and freezing weather is causing disruption to sporting fixtures scheduled for the coming days.
Thursday's Super League game and three more on Friday were postponed, with most of the UK under weather warnings for snow and ice until Saturday.
Saturday's Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Hamilton is off, as is Sheffield United against Burton Albion in the Championship.
Friday's Pro14 games at Cardiff Blues, Edinburgh and Ulster are also off.
Meanwhile, Exeter Chiefs' top-of-the-table Premiership match against Saracens has been put back 24 hours to Sunday (15:00 GMT).
Thursday's Premier League Darts in Exeter was cancelled because of a red severe weather warning in place for snow in Devon.
And all jump racing meetings across Britain have been abandoned until Sunday at the earliest.
The Scottish Ski & Boarder Cross Championships, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, have been cancelled after heavy snow caused roads to be closed around the Glenshee Ski Centre, in the Cairngorms National Park.
Several English Football League clubs decided to hold pitch inspections on Thursday, with Gillingham against Rotherham, Oxford's home game with Fleetwood and Bradford against Portsmouth in League One all succumbing to the weather.
Newport v Accrington in League Two is also off, but the number of postponements is likely to grow with many clubs planning to carry out inspections on Friday.
The Scottish Championship fixtures between Dundee United and St Mirren and Dunfermline and Livingston are both postponed and the lower leagues in Scotland have been badly hit.
But officials are hopeful that the majority of the Scottish Cup sixth round ties will go ahead as planned.
"There are no pitch inspections scheduled at this stage, but we are in close contact with all clubs, police and local authorities to review all matches on a case-by-case basis," said a Scottish FA spokesman.
"As always, the safety of supporters, players and staff is our top priority."
The National League programme in England has been seriously affected with matches at Boreham Wood, Chester, Ebbsfleet, Guiseley, Halifax, Tranmere and Maidenhead on Saturday all off.
Postponed sporting events
Thursday, 1 March
Hull KR v Castleford Tigers
Premier League Darts - Exeter
Friday, 2 March
Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons
Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMT
St Helens v Salford Red Devils - rearranged for Sunday at 16:00 GMT
Cardiff Blues v Benetton
Edinburgh v Munster
Ulster v Glasgow
Dundee United v St Mirren
Saturday, 3 March
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMT
St Johnstone v Hamilton
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Bradford v Portsmouth
Gillingham v Rotherham
Oxford United v Fleetwood
Newport v Accrington
Boreham Wood v Macclesfield
Chester v Bromley
Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham
Guiseley v Dagenham & Redbridge
FC Halifax v Sutton United
Maidenhead United v Woking
Tranmere v Gateshead
Dunfermline v Livingston
Scottish League 1
Airdrieonians v Stranraer
Albion Rovers v Queen's Park
Scottish League 2
Berwick Rangers v Stirling Albion
Clyde v Elgin City
Edinburgh City v Cowdenbeath
Peterhead v Stenhousemuir