BEDWAS believe they will suffer a five-figure financial hit after their Principality Premiership clash with crisis club Neath was postponed because of the Welsh All Blacks' struggles, writes Chris Kirwan.

The division's bottom club have been given permission by the Welsh Rugby Union to move Saturday's fixture at Bridge Field to another date.

Neath Rugby Limited is facing a court winding-up petition and the Blacks have been fielding players on permit to fulfil fixtures after a number of departures earlier this month.

While sympathetic with Neath's situation, Bedwas state that the decision to allow a postponement will add to their financial pressures at a time when all Premiership clubs are feeling the pinch.

"It was a Saturday game and we had got all of our activities in place, if it is now moved to midweek then we lose gate revenue, bar revenue and our sponsor," said chairman Mark Lewis.

"We also had our Dragons drop-ins that will now go to other clubs and we may not get them for the return match.

"There's no thought about us. I have nothing against Neath and I am sympathetic of their position, because all of us in the Premiership are having financial issues, but this decision doesn't help our cause."

Neath are bottom of the Premiership with a solitary win, against Bargoed at the Gnoll the week after their financial crisis, from 12 games.

Bedwas are also involved in the scrap to avoid the drop to the Championship and were hoping to back up last week's battling 22-16 win at Bridgend.

Stefan Sankala's side are currently in the last safe position of 11th and have a three-point lead over Cross Keys.