Gloucester Rugby have been handed a five points and a 20-0 victory for their cancelled 21st round Gallagher Premiership game against Worcester Warriors.
The game was scheduled to be played at Kingsholm on 25th March but Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Worcester squad meant they did not have enough front-row players for the fixtures forcing the organisers to cancel the game.
"Regulation 4.4 (j)(iii) states: where the unfulfillment of a Premiership league match is due to the unavailability of players due to injury or unavailability (which is not related to Covid-19), the match result shall be 20-0 and five league points shall be awarded to the opposition club who could play the match," said a Premiership Rugby spokesperson.
"A reasoned decision will follow as soon as possible, and hopefully within the next week.
"That reasoned decision will incorporate this decision; and, for the avoidance of doubt, time for appealing under regulation 14.2 will start to run from the date of that reasoned decision."
The result meant Gloucester now are at fifth place after managing 60 points from 20 games while Worcester are at 12th position after managing just five wins from 21 games.
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