Northampton Saints have been awarded a bumper win after game was called off

Northampton Saints have been awarded a bonus-point win after Saturday’s European Challenge Cup match at Timisoara Saracens had to be postponed. They were also hit with a  €30,000 fine.

The Pool 1 match was called off because of heavy snow, with the decision taken just 20 minutes before kick-off.

A misconduct complaint against the Romanian club was considered on Friday.

They were found to have “not taken all appropriate measures” to protect the pitch, and Saints were awarded a four-try bonus-point 28-0 win.

A club statement said: “The committee determined that Timisoara Saracens’ preparation of the playing surface was deficient in that pitch covers were not in place, the under-soil heating system was not ready in good time and that no suitable alternative venue for the match was available.”

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