Worcester players are contemplating taking legal action, with several superstars still waiting to be paid on their May salary

EXCLUSIVE: Worcester players are considering taking legal action with a few superstars still waiting for last month’s salary payments … as Premiership’s worrying financial problems from the Covid pandemic continue

  • Worcester ended the season with a victory over Bath’s rivals
  • But off the pitch, the Premiership is still struggling with worrying financial problems
  • The warriors delayed their salary several times
  • The situation caused serious concern among Sixways players

Worcester players consider legal action after several Gallagher Premiership members were not paid on time for May, Sports mail can reveal.

The Warriors ended their season last weekend with a victory over Bath’s rivals, but off the pitch the club are struggling with a worrying financial problem.

Understandably, players at Sixways have shifted their payouts several times over the course of the 2021-22 campaign.

Worcester players are considering legal action for unpaid wages, Sportsmail may disclose

Worcester players are considering taking legal action due to unpaid wages, Sports mail can reveal

Players at Sixways have been squeezed out of payouts several times

Players at Sixways have been squeezed out of payouts several times

And under the current circumstances, many Worcester sites have yet to receive their payout packages for the past month. The situation caused serious concern among the playing group.

These concerns were communicated to the higher hierarchy in Worcester with the hope that the situation would soon be resolved.

All 13 Premiership clubs are still recovering from financial difficulties after the Covid-19 pandemic, and the current Worcester situation is further evidence of the league’s fragility.

Elsewhere, British rugby star Henry Arundell revealed a trip to the pub with new teammates Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith who helped him acclimate to Eddie Jones’ squad.

Many Worcester locations have yet to receive their salary packages for the past month

Many Worcester locations have yet to receive their salary packages for the past month

Arundell from London Irish is attending a training event in London this week ahead of the Barbarians match next weekend and their Australian tour in July.

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

Arundell, 19, won an international selection with a stunning show for the Irish, and took home the discovery of the season’s prize by the Premiership on Tuesday night.

“This is the kind of things you dream about. Getting it now is obviously very exciting, ”Arundell said of his England senior selection.

Henry Arundell (left) from London Irish is in training in London this week

Henry Arundell (left) from London Irish is in training in London this week

“I was very nervous at first, but many of the players were very welcoming, friendlier than I thought they would be honest. You walk into the big dog area and you think everyone will be awful but they are a great group of guys and they really look after me.

“We went to the pub and I was sitting with him (Genge) and Marcus and they were both really good at calming the nerves.”

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

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

England half fly by Marcus Smith

England forward Ellis Genge

Arundell revealed a pub trip with new teammates, Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith, who helped him settle

She was declared cancer-free in 2018, but in April, Tom Youngs confirmed he was leaving rugby to look after his partner.

“Leicester Tigers are deeply saddened to learn that Tiffany Youngs has died after her heroic battle with the disease,” the club said in a statement.

“On behalf of all club members, we express our condolences to the Youngs and Sands families.”

Leicester will face fierce rivals Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Premiership playoffs.

Tiffany Youngs - wife of former England and Lions rugby player Tom Youngs - has died of cancer

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

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