The final round of the Gallagher Premiership game between Worcester and Gloucester has been cancelled.
The decision follows after the Gloucester squad reported a number of positive cases in the latest round of Covid-19 testing.
With the positively tested members and their close contacts placed under self-isolation, the Cherry and Whites were unable to field a matchday 23 squad.
This is the second game involving Gloucester that has been called-off due to Covid-19 in successive weeks after the encounter against Bath last weekend was also cancelled.
“We are in consultation with Public Health England over this outbreak and while no one wants to call off any match, especially the last game of the season, our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with Gloucester and Worcester,” said a PRL spokesperson.
“We will stay in constant contact with both clubs, offer any support necessary and we wish everyone affected at Gloucester Rugby a full and speedy recovery.
“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 Premiership Rugby panel will convene to decide on the allocation of points.
Worcester will finish this season at the last after losing 18 matches in 21 games with 23 points while Gloucester are at 11th with 43 points.
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