Friday’s Premiership game between Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors has been postponed with Storm Arwen set to hit the north east.
The match at Kingston Park has been moved to 18:00 GMT on Saturday.
A rare red warning for high winds up to 100 mph in the region has been issued by the Met Office, meaning there is potentially a risk to life.
Newcastle Falcons said they had decided to call off the game for the safety of our players, spectators and staff.
There is a further warning of low temperatures for the weekend, although the Falcons have an artificial surface so frozen ground should not be an issue.
Met Office head of civil contingencies, Will Lang, said: “Areas in the north will see temperatures below freezing overnight, with daytime maximum temperatures only getting into the low single figures.
“It’s important to note that strong wind speeds will exacerbate the cold temperatures we’ll be seeing over the weekend.”