RUGBY fans may find their travel plans disrupted when a religious festival takes place in the town this weekend.

Hundreds of people will march through Huddersfield on Sunday to celebrate Vaisakhi, one of the most important days in the Sikh calendar.

The day of the procession also sees the Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter final clash between Huddersfield Giants and Hull KR at the Galpharm Stadium.

Procession organisers said the march may cause hold-ups for rugby fans.

Jas Sohanpal said: “The fans going through the town may experience some delays, in particular those fans using or parking their cars on St John’s Road, Willow Lane, Willow Lane East and Hillhouse Lane.

“We shall endeavour to do our best to ensure the interruption to the traffic flow is kept to minimum and where possible rugby fans will be allowed through prior to the road being affected by the procession.”

Vaisakhi marks the occasion when the Sikh community was born in 1699.

The traditional parade starts from Guru Nanak Gurdwara on Prospect Street at 12.30pm.

It will then call at Hindu Mandir on Zetland Street and St George’s Square, finishing at Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Hillhouse Lane at 3pm.

The procession has been discussed with Huddersfield Giants officials.

Fans are urged to allow extra time for their journey on the day.