One of the decisive matches in the RBS Championship A title race, between Cartha Queen’s Park and Falkirk, has been postponed.
The match sends the top-two head-to-head but co-incided with the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield.
With many of the Sunnysiders required to attend the game as SRU officials and employees, Falkirk were reluctant to play the game at 3 p.m. as scheduled.
That has contributed to the game being postponed by a week. It will now be played on Saturday, February 15.
A fortnight ago, Falkirk were minutes away from departing for Glasgow on Saturday to face Cartha Queens Park in a top-of-the-table league match - a fixture that the club had described as being like a cup final due to its importance - when they received news that the Dumbreck pitch was waterlogged.
Falkirk’s head coach Paul Larter works for the SRU and is required to be in Edinburgh for the international, meaning that he would have been forced to miss his club’s crunch game.
“It’s a far from ideal situation,” he said. “Several of our players have tickets for the Scotland game and were having to sell them unless the kick-off can be rearranged. It will also impact on our revenue as we can expect less fans to make the trip to Glasgow now.
“We are asking for the kick-off to be brought forward to make things easier for all concerend.”
Larter added: “All our games are cup finals at this stage.”