Worcester Warriors

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Worcester Warriors
Full name Worcester Rugby Football Club
Founded 1871
Stadion Sixways Stadium
Places 11,499
president Cecil Duckworth
Trainer Alan Solomons
Homepage www.worcesterrugby.co.uk
league English Premiership
2018/19 10th place

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.



Current squad

The squad for the 2019/2020 season:

Front side (forwards)



Second row striker

Winger / Number Eight


Back line (backs)

Half of the crowd

Connection half

Inner three quarters

Outside three quarters / goalkeeper

Well-known former players

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. First team. Worcester Warriors, accessed September 26, 2019 .