REMEMBER WHEN: Last time it snowed during rugby season?

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Summer rugby league has led to less postponements of games, it is true. But there are times like the ones we are having right now where extreme weather takes hold.

The last time this happened was in March 2013 as all but two fixtures were rearranged.

The only two games that went ahead were between Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants and then St Helens and Salford Red Devils (ironically, that game has been caught in the snow again this time).

The Wolves beat the Giants 28-2 and the memory that sticks out in that game is Stefan Ratchford’s interview with Angela Powers of Sky Sports descending into a huge snowball fight between Ratchford and his Warrington teammates.

Saints beat Salford 14-10 in front of a crowd of just 5,000. A lot of people doubted the conditions but the game went ahead anyway. Wakefield vs. Leeds was also cancelled twice that weekend as icy conditions made it dangerous to fans. The game was not replayed until July.

It could be similar conditions this weekend as already four Super League games have been called off or rearranged so far. It could get worse as we get towards the weekend.

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