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Fans at Sixways as Worcester Warriors take on Bristol in the Championship final Credit: ITV News Central
Flags are flying at Sixways Credit: ITV News Central
The Greene King Championship trophy which could be Worcester's after 80 minutes Credit: ITV News Central
Fans with their beers in as game play gets underway Credit: ITV News Central

Worcester Warriors could be promoted with a win

Worcester Warriors could be promoted to Rugby's Premiership this evening if they manage another win over Bristol.

Worcester's players preparing for the final Credit: ITV News Central

The Warriors won the first leg of the Championship final by just a single point, thanks to the last kick of the game flying between the posts.

Another win against Bristol in the home leg would see them promoted, and bounce straight back to the top flight, after they were relegated last season.

Warriors fans will be hoping to celebrate in these stands later Credit: ITV News Central

Director of Rugby, Dean Ryan, has already said the same 15 players who started the first leg will also start this evening at the Sixways Stadium.

Speaking to the club website, he said he is expecting another close game.

We will need the same levels of intensity again this week and it'll be a pretty lively clash.

It's huge. We've managed to get the game here on an even wicket and now we need margin and every person in Worcester to give us a chance. It's by no means going to be easy.

It's better to have a slight advantage but we've got to remember the first leg game means nothing now."

– Dean Ryan, Director of Rugby, Worcester Warriors

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Charles Cameron 'disappointed' to stand down

I am proud of what I achieved at Sixways and I am very disappointed to have lost the backing of the Board of the Trading Company just as I felt real progress was being made.

I should like to thank the players, coaches, staff and fans for their support. I shall continue to support the Warriors and have every confidence that given time, Dean Ryan and his team will deliver a successful Premiership side.

– Charles Cameron, former Chief Executive for Worcester Warriors Rugby Club

Warriors Chief Executive stands down

Charles Cameron the Chief Executive for the rugby club stands down Credit: Worcester Warriors

A formal search for a replacement will commence shortly. In the meantime Anthony Glossop, a non-executive director who chairs the board, will take on a part-time executive role.

Anthony Glossop has said in a statement: “I would personally like to thank Charles for his hard work during his period with us, which I appreciated.”

Worcester are currently at the bottom of the Premiership and could face relegation at the end of the season.

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Rugby players appeal for help to feed the homeless

Rugby players from Worcester Warriors have launched an appeal for help to feed the homeless in Birmingham.

The club’s lock forward, Dean Schofield, has called for businesses in the city to donate food to the SIFA Fireside Centre in Digbeth which can be used to give breakfasts to those in need.

He said a decline in donations in recent months means the service is at risk of failing.

Worcester Warriors in action on the pitch Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Each Monday morning, players from the Aviva Premiership club bring food to the centre which they cook and serve.

SIFA Fireside works to tackle homelessness and alcohol abuse. Around 120 people use the centre every day.

The players have helped serve more than 800 breakfasts since they got involved in September last year.

Giant inflatable ball breaks post at rugby match

The inflatable brought down the cross bar Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Worcester Warrior's Aviva Premiership match away at Gloucester was delayed this afternoon, after a giant inflatable rugby ball brought down the cross bar of the posts at one end of the pitch.

Once the game did get underway at the Kingsholme Stadium, it did not go so well for Worcester, who lost 12-6.

Staff work to repair the post ahead of kick off Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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