STATEMENT: Gloucester could take Premiership rival to court - Ruck

STATEMENT: Gloucester could take Premiership rival to court

Gloucester have confirmed they will seek compensation from Worcester for calling off their March Premiership match at short notice.

Steve Diamond and Worcester claimed they could not field a team for the Kingsholm fixture due to a spate of injuries and illness.

However, an independent panel later rejected Worcester’s argument, awarding the Cherry & Whites a 20-0 win and five points.

Gloucester CEO Lance Bradley said the impact of Worcester’s decision to cancel was “significant”.

“We refunded all match ticket holders, season ticket holders, box holders and hospitality guests; all of which resulted in significant financial loss,” Bradley added.

“We are pleased the independent panel rejected Worcester’s claims that the cancellation was due to Covid-19, and that they did everything they could to field a team. As is evident in the report, clearly neither of these things was the case.

“The club will now seek compensation from Worcester Warriors through the relevant channels.”

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