Sat. Oct 1st, 2022


Worcester’s total debt reportedly £25m

The financially troubled Worcester Warriors were granted clearance to play this weekend after proving they can safely host games at the Sixways.

Sunday’s Premiership match against Exeter may resume after they show the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that they have received a general safety certification.

The club met Friday’s deadline to allow the match to be played.

Saturday’s Allianz Cup draw between Worcester and Harlequins Women will also be played as planned.

Both Worcester and Exeter, along with the RFU, delayed the announcement of their teams to Sunday as the security issue was resolved. Threatened to suspend the Warriors from all competitions if the relevant certificate is not given.

The RFU said they were “gratified that the issue has been resolved” and “acknowledge that this is a difficult and uncertain time” for those at Worcester and their rivals this weekend.

But questions about the future of the club for sale remained unanswered.

Tuesday The Warriors’ owners said they have accepted the sale terms of the besieged club. It was filed in August along with a petition for liquidation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regarding the £6m tax bill unpaid.

The sale of the club to unidentified interested buyers has not yet been completed and the club is still in danger of going into administration.

The game’s governing body said they are still working on the situation with the club.

“RFU, Premiership Rugby and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) will continue to work with Worcester Warriors owners on funding and potential new property offers in the coming days,” the RFU said in a statement. Said.



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