Worcester awarded four points for cancelled game against Harlequins

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Worcester Warriors have been awarded four points for their cancelled game against Harlequins.

The fixture scheduled to be played on Friday at Sixways was called-off after a Quins player was tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing and 12 players, who were identified as close contacts will be on a self-isolation leaving them short of front-row options.

According to the revised Premiership regulation for cancelled games due to Covid-19, the team unable to field a matchday squad will be handed a defeat along with two points while their opponent will be awarded a win with four points.

The result means Worcester now move to the eighth place with eight points while Harlequins are at fourth place with 12 points.

"Following Harlequins' inability to fulfil their Gallagher Premiership Rugby Round Five fixture against Worcester Warriors as a result of Covid-19, Warriors have been awarded the win and four league points," said a Premiership Rugby spokesperson.

"Harlequins shall be deemed to have lost the match but awarded two league points. The match score shall be recorded as 0-0.

"It is crucial that every team has six fit and able players in the squad who can play in the front row. Anything else would risk and health and safety of the players."