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Newcastle-Leeds game called off

Today's Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle and Leeds at Kingston Park - which was originally scheduled to take place on Boxing Day - has been called off.

Hot-air blowers were used on the pitch and an initial inspection planned for 9am was delayed until noon to give it more time to thaw out.

But there were still frozen patches when the match officials and team coaches inspected the surface.

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