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Club statement

Following the incident with the digital countdown clock at yesterday's game, the club would like to clear up any confusion surrounding the situation.

Rovers CEO, Mike Smith, commented: "Unfortunately, the digital clock stopped with one minute 34 seconds remaining and didn't restart. This was caused by a power failure to the unit which powers the clock but in no way did it affect the official timekeeping.

"There are two timekeepers, one from each club, plus an independent one from the Rugby Football League who is in direct contact with the referee. The Match Commissioner from the RFL is also in contact with the referee so he knows exactly how long is left on the watch.

"The club are taking steps to have the clock and surrounding power supply checked to ascertain what caused the problem to occur in the first place."

 

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