WORCESTER Warriors' Gallagher Premiership round four fixture with Harlequins has been cancelled due to Quins not being able to field a side. 

Following this week's round of testing, a number of Quins players have been placed into isolation due to the Contact Tracing Protocols and are therefore unable to field a team.

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: “We would never cancel a match lightly, as we understand the consequences but we will always put health and safety first.

“Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved and we’d ask everyone to respect their privacy.

"Under the Premiership Rugby regulations, the match between Worcester Warriors and Harlequins will be cancelled.

"A Premiership Rugby panel will now be convened to determine the allocation of points and a further announcement will be made in due course."

As Harlequins are the side not able to fulfil the fixture, Warriors will be awarded four points, just like Newcastle and Bath were last week when their games were cancelled. 

Warriors released the following statement:

"Warriors support the decision to cancel Friday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Harlequins at Sixways after a number of Harlequins players were required to isolate under COVID-19 track-and-trace protocols.

"Although we would always prefer the outcome of matches to be decided on the pitch, the safety of players, officials and staff in these worrying times is the sole consideration when making these decisions.

"We wish all those affected at Harlequins a full and speedy recovery and thank Harlequins and Premiership Rugby Limited for the professional and efficient manner this matter has been dealt with."