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Gloucester to seek compensation from Worcester

Premiership side, Gloucester, have confirmed the will seek compensation from Worcester Warriors following their recent match being postponed at short notice.

Warriors claimed they could not field a team for the game taking place at the  Kingsholm Stadium on 25th March following a spate of injuries and illness, including Covid-19 cases.

However, an independent panel rejected Worcester's argument, awarding their opponents a 20-0 win and five points.

Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley said the impact of Worcester's decision to cancel was "significant".

"We refunded all match ticket holders, season ticket holders, box holders and hospitality guests; all of which resulted in significant financial loss," Bradley added.

"We are pleased the independent panel rejected Worcester's claims that the cancellation was due to Covid-19, and that they did everything they could to field a team. As is evident in the report, clearly neither of these things was the case.

"The club will now seek compensation from Worcester Warriors through the relevant channels."

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