Worcester players consider legal action with several stars still waiting to be paid May’s wages
EXCLUSIVE: Worcester players consider legal action with several stars still awaiting payment of last month’s wages… as Premiership club’s worrisome financial problems from the Covid pandemic continue
- Worcester finished their season with a win over fellow fighters Bath
- But off the field, the Eredivisie club is still struggling with worrying financial problems
- Warriors have had their paychecks cut on several occasions
- The situation has raised serious concerns among the playing group at Sixways
Worcester players are considering legal action after a number of players from the Gallagher Premiership club were not paid on time for the month of May. sports post can reveal.
The Warriors finished their season last weekend with a win over fellow fighters Bath, but off the pitch the club is facing worrying financial problems.
It is clear that players at Sixways have cut their salaries several times over the course of the 2021-2022 campaign.
Worcester’s players consider legal action over wage backlog, sports post can reveal
Sixways players have been refunded several times
And as things stand, some of the Worcester crew have yet to receive their pay package for last month. The situation has raised serious concerns among the playing group.
Those concerns have been raised to the higher hierarchy in Worcester in the hopes that the situation can be resolved quickly.
All 13 Premiership clubs continue to recover from financial difficulties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and Worcester’s current situation is further proof of the league’s fragility.
Elsewhere, England rugby’s breakthrough Henry Arundell has revealed a trip to the pub with new teammates Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith helping him settle into Eddie Jones’ squad.
Some of the Worcester squad have yet to receive their pay packages for last month
London Irish’s Arundell is in England party training this week in London, ahead of next weekend’s game with the Barbarians and Australia’s tour in July.
He was also part of a training camp last month where Genge and Smith took him under their wing.
Arundell, 19, has earned international roster thanks to some stunning displays for Irishmen and took home the Premiership’s discovery of the season prize on Tuesday night.
“It’s something you dream about. It’s obviously very exciting to get it now,” Arundell said of his senior squad for England.
Henry Arundell (left) of London Irish is in England party training in London this week
“I was very nervous at the beginning but a lot of the players were very welcoming, more welcoming than I thought they would be to be honest. You go into the big dog zone and you think everyone is going to be terrible, but it’s a great group of guys and they really take care of me.
“We went to the pub and I sat with him (Genge) and Marcus and they were both really good at calming the nerves.”
Leicester have confirmed Tiffany Youngs’ death after a long battle with illness.
Tom was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 in the wife of former Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions hooker Tom.
Arundell has unveiled a trip to the pub with new teammates Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith helping him settle in
She was declared cancer-free in 2018, but in April Tom Youngs confirmed that he was quitting rugby to care for his partner.
“Leicester Tigers are deeply saddened by the news that Tiffany Youngs has passed away following her heroic battle with illness,” a club statement read.
“On behalf of everyone at the club, we extend our condolences to the Youngs and Sands families.”
Leicester will face bitter rivals Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Premiership play-offs.
Tiffany Youngs – wife of former England and Lions rugby player Tom Youngs – has died of cancer