Crusaders v Widnes definitely on

Tonight's match between Celtic Crusaders and Widnes Vikings at the Brewery Field is definitely on. The pitch was inspected by match officials this morning and was pronounced fit. There has been heavy snow in parts of the valleys and East Wales but conditions have been better in Bridgend.

Celtic Crusaders and Widnes Vikings will be the first sides to compete under the new Rugby League points system when they open the new season at the Brewery Field this Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).

Three points will now be awarded for a win, two for a draw and one point to a side who loses by less than 12 points. This points system will be used in both the Northern Rail Cup and the National Leagues but not in Super League.