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Storm warning sees Premiership clash pushed back

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Kick-off time for Friday’s Gallagher Premiership match between Worcester and Bristol has been pushed back by half an hour due to Storm Eunice.

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The game at Sixways Stadium will now begin at 8.15pm in order to minimise the risk of travel issues for spectators, players, officials and staff.

A red weather warning – the highest alert, meaning a high impact is very likely – has been issued by the Met Office due to the combination of high tides, strong winds and storm surge.

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“Warriors and Bristol Bears have agreed to put the kick-off time of Friday’s Gallagher Premiership match at Sixways back by half an hour to 8.15pm,” read a statement from Worcester.

“The decision, which has been taken following consultation with Premiership Rugby, aims to minimise the risk of travel issues for spectators, players, officials and staff due to Storm Eunice.

“Strong winds are expected on Friday morning and early afternoon but the latest weather forecasts suggest that they will abate by late afternoon.”

The stadium will now open to supporters at 6.15pm, while Worcester will continue to monitor the situation and follow the latest guidance.

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Warriors are second bottom of the division, with Bristol two places higher in 10th position.

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