Ulster's Pro 12 clash against Zebre called off

A frozen pitch means the game can't go ahead

Kingspan Stadium, Ulster

A view of Kingspan Stadium ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ulster's match tonight in rugby union's Guinness Pro 12 has been called off thanks to a frozen pitch.

They were due to welcome Italian side Zebre.

Ulster confirmed the news on their official website, saying "the surface was deemed unplayable due to certain areas of the pitch being frozen".

The province are also informing any supporters that purchased tickets for the game to keep hold of them as "they will be valid for the rearranged game". 

Leinster and Connacht are in action tonight in the Guinness Pro 12 however.

Leinster face Scarlets away at Parc y Scarlets, while Connacht are at home as they welcome Cardiff Blues to the Sportsground.

Munster face Benetton Treviso at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon.