WILMSLOW Wolves' scheduled opponents last weekend admit they are embarrassed at failing to raise a team and not fulfilling the fixture.

Penrith were due at the Memorial Ground to play a North One West fixture against a Wilmslow side that has been struggling with injuries of late and been knocked off top spot by Burnage.

"For the first time in living memory Penrith Rugby Club were unable to fulfil their first-team fixture on Saturday and didn’t travel to Wilmslow as they couldn’t raise a full side and were particularly short of qualified front-row players," says a club statement.

"The club as a whole are deeply saddened and embarrassed by the situation that came after every effort had been made throughout the week to avoid it.

"Penrith have used 42 players to date this season, which tells it’s own tale; of the 42, 14 were available, five are out of the country, 10 are injured and the remainder were unavailable with either social, family, illness, or work commitments, some of which only occurred on the Saturday morning.

"The net was thrown much wider than that before the weekend but to no avail."

The club have apologised to Wilmslow and the game will be replayed.