|Full name||Worcester Rugby Football Club|
Worcester Warriors (officially Worcester Rugby Football Club ) is a rugby union club from the English city of Worcester , which plays in the English Premiership , the highest English league. The home games are played in the Sixways Stadium .
The club was founded in 1871 by Reverend Francis John Ede, the first game took place on November 8, 1871 against the Royal Artillery Rugby Club. When the league game was introduced in 1987, the Warriors played in North Midlands Division One, at the eighth highest level. Thanks to the generous support of the entrepreneur Cecil Duckworth, a rapid rise began in the top leagues. From 1998/99 they were represented in the National Division One , the second highest division. In the 2003/04 season, the Warriors won all 26 games, which no other team had previously managed.
In the 2003/04 season, the Warriors won in the second highest division, National Division One . They rose to the Premiership and were able to establish themselves in the top division in the lower midfield. In 2006 they advanced to the semi-finals in the European Challenge Cup . In 2008 they even reached the final of this European cup competition, but lost to Bath Rugby 16:24. After the 2009/10 season, the Warriors had to relegate, but a year later they managed to get promoted again immediately. After the 2013/14 season, the Warriors had to relegate one more time. Since the 2015/16 season, the team has been back in the highest English league.
- Champion National Division One : 2004, 2011, 2015
- Finalist European Challenge Cup : 2008
- Winner British and Irish Cup : 2015
The squad for the 2019/2020 season:
Front side (forwards)
Back line (backs)
Well-known former players
- Josh Adams (Wales)
- Ben Clarke
- Loki Crichton (Samoa)
- Rico Gear (New Zealand)
- Ben Gollings
- Andy Gomarsall
- Dylan Hartley
- Chris Latham (Australia)
- Aleki Lutui (Tonga)
- Craig Quinnell (Wales)
- Pat Sanderson
- Hugo Southwell (Scotland)
- Tevita Taumoepeau (Tonga)
- Ben Te'o
- First team. Worcester Warriors, accessed September 26, 2019 .