Ospreys delay after Warriors fire

The Ospreys' friendly against the Worcester Warriors was delayed after the Warriors' team bus caught fire on the M5 motorway.

Full-time: Ospreys 23 - 19 Worcester Warriors

The Ospreys managed a 23 - 19 home win over the Worcester Warriors this afternoon.

A Ross Jones try in the dying minutes of the game sealed the win for the Welsh side.

The match was delayed after the Warriors' team bus caught fire on the M5 this morning as they travelled to the Liberty Stadium.

Nobody was hurt and the game kicked off at the slightly later time of 4.30pm.

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Rugby star tweets from the hard shoulder

Worcester Warriors' player Josh Matavesi has tweeted these photos from the hard shoulder of the M5:

One lane is still closed southbound between J14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) and J15 M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

Congestion is back to J13 A419 (Stroud).


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Delays on M5 after fire on rugby team's coach

The coach was carrying the Worcester Warriors to their match against the Ospreys. Credit: @jtderbylad

All staff and players on board a Worcester Warriors coach are said to be safe and well after it caught fire on the M5 near Bristol.

It's not yet known how the fire started, but it's been causing significant tailbacks southbound between junctions 14 & 15 close to Thornbury.

The Premiership rugby team will now play Ospreys later than scheduled at 4.30pm.

The fire brought traffic to a stand still. Credit: @JRBtrip

Ospreys v Warriors delayed after team bus catches fire

Today's Ospreys friendly against the Worcester Warriors will kick off at the later time of 4.30pm after the Warriors' team bus caught fire on the M5 this morning.

A series of tweets from the Warriors outlined this morning's events before the decision was made to delay the match, which was due to begin at 3pm at the Liberty Stadium.


Latest - The Warriors team bus caught fire on the M5 this morning. Discussions are taking place to determine whether the match will go ahead


Latest - All players and staff are safe and well. We will let fans know as soon as a decision regarding the match has been made.


Today's match with Ospreys will go ahead at the later kick-off time of 4.30pm.