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Warriors' coach blaze caught on video

Thick plumes of black smoke billow into the sky as flames rage at the rear of the Worcester Warriors' official team coach in a video captured by a passing car.

The severe blaze was caught on camera by the passenger of the car, before emergency services arrived.

The coach caught fire as the team travelled along the M5 to Swansea for a match.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Natasha Phipps.


Dramatic images show Warriors' team coach ablaze

Flames took hold of the Worcester Warriors' team coach as players travelled along the M5 this morning.

A passer-by captures the fire which broke out as the rugby team travelled to Swansea Credit: @jtderbylad

All staff and players are said to be safe and well. It's not yet known how the fire started.

The coach was reduced to little more than a metal shell after firefighters managed to put out the blaze.

A metal shell is all that is left of the team coach after the fire this morning Credit: AP / @swoooper7

The match will now go ahead later than scheduled, at 4.30pm.

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Long queues from Gloucester to Bristol after coach fire

The Highways Agency website shows Southbound traffic on M5 is bumper-to-bumper as far north as 11A for Gloucester right down to coach fire site near Bristol.

They expect the road to start clearing from 12.30pm, but there are likely to be considerable delays for holidaymakers getting away for the Bank Holiday weekend. The A38 is also reported to be very busy in the area.

No Worcester Warriors players or staff are reported to be injured after their coach caught fire. Their match is rescheduled at Ospreys for 4.30pm.


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He will take up his new position on Monday 13 May.

We are very pleased to have recruited Charles as CEO after a comprehensive and wide-ranging search.

A club such as Worcester faces many challenges in creating a sustainable business model and a higher position in the league and we need an experienced business leader in the CEO role.

– Anthony Glossop, Worcester's Chairman of the Board

Worcester Warriors appoint new Director of Rugby

Dean Ryan named Director of Rugby at Worcester Warriors Credit: Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors have confirmed that Dean Ryan has been appointed Director of Rugby following the departure of Head Coach Richard Hill.Ryan, who spent four successful years as Head Coach of Gloucester Rugby, will begin his role as Director of Rugby following the final game of the season.

The 46-year-old was part of the Scotland coaching team during this season's Six Nations, where he helped to steer the side to back-to-back victories for the first time in 12 years and, with it, their highest finish for seven years.

During his playing days as a number eight, Ryan won four England caps and enjoyed spells at Saracens, Wasps, Newcastle and Bristol.

Worcester Warrior Head Coach leaves club

Former England international Richard Hill Credit: PA

Worcester Warriors has confirmed that Richard Hill will be leaving his post as Head Coach at Sixways Stadium with immediate effect.

Former England international Hill has been in charge at Warriors for the last three seasons and led the club to promotion to the Aviva Premiership in 2011.

However, following the club’s recent run of form, Bill Bolsover CBE – the club’s chairman of its Rugby Committee, has announced that Hill will leave the club.

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