2nd Jul, 2020

Warriors set for mid-August Premiership return

Liam Moakes 10th Jun, 2020

WORCESTER Warriors will return to action on the third weekend in August after Premiership Rugby chiefs confirmed a target date of Saturday, August 15 for the resumption of top-flight rugby in England.

The target restart date was agreed following the announcement earlier this week that Premiership Rugby clubs can move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training.

Darren Childs, chief executive of Premiership Rugby, said: “Nothing will happen until it is safe to do so but we will do everything we can to resume the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign on Saturday, August 15.

“We won’t take risks with people’s health and rugby has unique challenges due to levels of proximity and impact but with a number of clubs moving to Stage 1, it is important for us to give players, coaches and clubs clarity on when they can look to return.

“Bearing that in mind, we look forward to the restart of the season.”

The structure of the 2019/20 season will follow in due course.

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