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Worcester fans in disbelief after last night's shock win

This was the reaction of Worcester Warriors fans as they left Sixfields last night, after they watchedtheir men steal a place in the Aviva Premiership with a try in the last minute of the game.

After a conversion from Ryan Lamb, the score on the night finished 30 all, but meant that Worcester won by the slimmest of margins on aggregate 59-58.


Worcester Warriors in nail-biting Championship win

Worcester's Agustin Creevy, Chris Pennell and Alex Grove celebrate after victory in the Play Off Final, second leg match at Sixways Stadium, Worcester. Credit: PA

Worcester Warriors are back in the Premiership after a thrilling Championship final against Bristol at Sixways.

Worcester's Chris Pennell goes over to score their third try during the Play Off Final, second leg match at Sixways Stadium, Worcester. Credit: PA

Just a single point separated the teams ahead of the second game, but Bristol looked like they'd done enough after three quick tries put them fourteen points up with ten minutes to go.

Worcester's Ryan Lamb celebrates kicking the winning conversion during the Play Off Final, Credit: PA

But a last ditch try from Chris Pennell put Worcester within touching distance and Ryan Lamb kept a cool head to convert to put the Warriors back in the Premiership. It finished Worcester 58 - Bristol 58.

Worcester's Tom Biggs, Ben Howard, Cooper Vuna, Ryan Bower and Leonardo Senatore celebrate after victory Credit: PA

Worcester win Championship final in last minute

Chris Pennell scored the final try with seconds to go Credit: ITV News Central

In a thrilling last few minutes Worcester Warriors scored a try in the dying seconds of the game to bring to win the Championship final against Bristol at Sixways.

Chris Pennell scored the final try with seconds to go, before a conversion left the score at 59-58.

Play underway in Worcester's shot at the Premiership

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


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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