Another Premiership match is called off after increase in cases

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Newcastle Falcons’ Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Worcester Warriors, scheduled for Saturday February 20, has been called off.

Newcastle Falcons have returned positive Covid-19 cases in the latest round of tests, and Saturday’s game at Worcester Warriors has been cancelled, Premiership Rugby has confirmed.

The decision to call of the game was made in conjunction with Public Health England and the Professional Rugby Testing Oversight Group.

“The health and safety of players, management, staff and match officials is our priority, and we wish those who have tested positive at the Falcons a safe and speedy recovery,” a Premiership Rugby spokesperson said.

“Newcastle Falcons had a small number of positive tests last week, and this has been followed by more this week and the halting of team training, so the match at Sixways Stadium – scheduled for this Saturday – cannot go ahead.

“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.”


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