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Worcester Warriors suspended from all competitions after RFU Monday deadline missed | Rugby Union News

The Warriors were given a 5 p.m. deadline on Monday for evidence of insurance cover, the availability of funds to meet monthly payroll, and a credible plan to take the club forward, but none was forthcoming.

Last Updated: 26/09/22 at 5:11 am


Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competition by the Rugby Football Union because of the deadline for proof insurance cover, the availability of funds to meet monthly payroll, and a credible plan to take the club forward .

Worcester were given until 5pm on Monday to provide proof to the governing body that they had the necessary insurance, were able to meet payroll and had “a credible plan to take the club forward”.

The Warriors were owed more than £25m in debt, including at least £6m of unpaid taxes, amid growing anger towards owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham.

On Saturday evening, the night of their round three win over the Newcastle Falcons at Sixway, rugby director Steve Diamond is seen sending a farewell message.

“It’s been a few rides with the Warriors. Loved every minute. Good night from me,” Diamond said.

He began the message with the hashtag that Worcester players and staff have been using ‘#TOGETHER’ during the club’s troubles.

Diamond was a stubborn man and a confident leader during the challenges of Worcester. He joined the club as chief rugby advisor in November 2021 and in January this year, it was announced that he would become director of rugby following the retirement of Alan Solomons at the end of June.

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