Gallagher Premiership game between Worcester and Harlequins called-off

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard
Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard

Premiership Rugby has announced that the fifth round of the Gallagher Premiership clash between Harlequins and Worcester Warriors has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

The decision follows after a Quins player was tested positive in the latest round of testing and six players, who were identified as close contacts will be on a self-isolation leaving them short of front-row options.

“We would never cancel a match lightly, as we understand the consequences, but we will always put health and safety first,” a Premiership Rugby spokesperson said.

“Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we’d ask everyone to respect their privacy.”

A statement released by Harlequins revealed that all seven players will be self-isolated according to the guidelines while the training facility's usage will be minimised.

“In accordance with PHE guidelines, the seven players will now go into a 10-day isolation period,” a Harlequins statement read.

A Premiership Rugby panel will decide on the allocation of points but according to the current regulation in place Worcester are likely to be given four points with Harlequins set to receive two.