EXCLUSIVE: Worcester players consider legal action over unpaid wages

EXCLUSIVE: Worcester players are weighing up taking legal action with several stars still waiting to be paid last month’s wages… as Premiership club’s worrying financial woes from Covid pandemic continue

  • Worcester finished their season with victory over fellow strugglers Bath 
  • But off the field the Premiership club is still battling worrying financial problems 
  • Warriors have had their salary payments pushed back on several occasions 
  • The situation has raised serious concern among the playing group at Sixways 

Worcester’s players are considering legal action after several of the Gallagher Premiership club’s squad were not paid on time for the month of May, Sportsmail can reveal.

The Warriors finished their season last weekend with victory over fellow strugglers Bath but off the field the club is battling worrying financial problems.

It is understood that players at Sixways have had their salary payments pushed back on several occasions over the course of the 2021-22 campaign.

Worcester’s players are considering legal action due to unpaid wages, Sportsmail can reveal

Players at Sixways have had their salary payments pushed back on several occasions

And as things stand, a number of the Worcester squad are yet to receive their pay packets for last month. The situation has raised serious concern among the playing group.

Those worries have been taken to the senior hierarchy at Worcester with the hope the situation can soon be resolved.

All 13 Premiership clubs are continuing to recover from financial difficulty in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and Worcester’s current situation is further proof of the league’s fragility.

Elsewhere, English rugby’s breakout star Henry Arundell has revealed a trip to the pub with new team-mates Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith helped him settle into Eddie Jones’ squad.

A number of the Worcester squad are yet to receive their pay packets for last month

London Irish’s Arundell is in the England party training in London this week ahead of next weekend’s game with the Barbarians and July’s tour of Australia.

He was also part of a training camp last month where Genge and Smith took him under their wing.

Arundell, 19, has earned international selection on the back of some stunning displays for Irish and on Tuesday night took home the Premiership’s discovery of the season award.

‘It is the kind of thing you dream about. To get it now is obviously very exciting,’ Arundell said of his senior England selection.

London Irish’s Henry Arundell (left) is in the England party training in London this week

‘I was very nervous at first but a lot of players were very welcoming, more welcoming than I thought they would be to be honest. You are going into the big dog zone and you think everyone will be horrible, but they are a great group of guys and are really looking after me.

‘We went to the pub and I sat with him (Genge) and Marcus and they were both really good with calming the nerves.’

Leicester have confirmed the death of Tiffany Youngs after a long battle with illness.

The wife of former Tigers, England and British & Irish Lions hooker Tom was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.


Arundell has revealed a trip to the pub with new team-mates Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith helped him settle

She was declared cancer free in 2018 but in April, Tom Youngs confirmed he was retiring from rugby to care for his partner.

‘Leicester Tigers are deeply saddened by the news that Tiffany Youngs has passed away after her heroic battle with illness,’ read a club statement.

‘On behalf of everybody at the club, we send our condolences to the Youngs and Sands families.’

Leicester face bitter rivals Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Premiership play-offs.

Tiffany Youngs – the wife of former England and Lions rugby player Tom Youngs – has died from cancer




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