Worcester Warriors awarded win for cancelled game against Newcastle Falcons

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Worcester Warriors have been awarded a win for their cancelled fixture in the round 10 against Newcastle Falcons.

The game scheduled to be played on Saturday was cancelled after the Falcons squad returned positive tests for Covid-19.

According to the guidelines for the games called-off due to Covid-19, Worcester have been awarded a win and four points while Newcastle were given two points.

"The health and safety of players, staff, management and officials is our only priority, so first and foremost we'd like to wish those at the Falcons who tested positive a swift and safe recovery," said a Premiership Rugby spokesperson.

"But, following consultation with local Public Health England officials and the Professional Rugby Testing Oversight Group, the correct decision was taken to call the game off.

"These positive tests amount to an outbreak and further transmission could not be ruled out."

Following the result, Worcester continue to remain at 11th place but now have increased their lead over bottom placed Gloucester to four points while Newcastle Falcons are at sixth place.

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