Worcester Warriors: Owners agree deal for crisis

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"We have been working closely with the interested party on the immediate deposit of significant funds which will allow Sunday's Premiership match against Exeter at Sixways and Saturday's Allianz Cup tie between University of Worcester Warriors and Harlequins to go ahead as scheduled," a statement read.

The terms of the agreement are still being scrutinised by the respective legal teams and as of Tuesday afternoon it had yet to be signed, the Warriors have confirmed.

Worcester Warriors players and staff have pleaded for the club's owners to find a solution to the financial problems in a series of social media posts

Efforts are being made to ensure Worcester's first home match of the season goes ahead as scheduled with the new buyer providing financial support.

Players and staff have still not been fully paid for August amid grave concerns over September's payroll, but the news that an agreement is now in the hands of lawyers indicates an end to the crisis is in sight.

Last Updated: 13/09/22 7:27pm

The deal for Worcester is still to be signed with an update on this weekend's fixtures also to come

Worcester co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham have agreed terms with an undisclosed buyer for the financially-stricken club.

Worcester have debts of more than £25m, including £6m in unpaid tax, and face administration if they are unable to find a new buyer.

"We will provide a further update both on the sale of the club and this weekend's matches on Wednesday."

A 45-14 defeat at London Irish on Saturday opened their season on the pitch but a troubled build-up plunged the club into a desperate battle for survival.