Warriors reveal home league dates

Worcester Warriors has today revealed the club’s planned home fixture list for the 2010/11 Championship season – with the majority of games kicking off at the traditional time of Saturday afternoon.

Warriors launch the season with a big local derby home game against Birmingham & Solihull on Saturday, August 28 (kick-off 3pm).

The club will play host to a hat-trick of special Friday night games in October as Bristol, Cornish Pirates and Nottingham arrive at Sixways. Fixtures under the floodlights at Sixways always create a special atmosphere and the club hopes fans will once again support these games.

Worcester tackle a crunch local derby against Moseley on Boxing Day and have moved Saturday fixtures with Plymouth Albion, Esher and London Welsh forward to 12.30pm kick-offs to avoid clashing with England internationals on the same day.

“Saturday remains our established day for rugby, although we have moved a few away from 3pm to allow fans to watch the Warriors and then England internationals afterwards at the club,” said Charlie Little, General Manager.

“Friday night games at Sixways always produce a special atmosphere and different matchday experience so we always aim to schedule in a number of these games. It also allows supporters that play for local rugby teams on Saturday afternoon to watch the Warriors in action.

“The regular league season on home soil comes to an end early in February and so we have taken the opportunity to turn October into a really special month of evening games that we hope our supporters will get behind.”

Fans are reminded that all game dates and kick-off times remain subject to change. The British & Irish Cup pools and fixtures are being finalised and details of our three home games will be announced in due course.

For further information on Season Tickets at Sixways please call the Warriors Box Office on 01905 454183 or by clicking HERE. Full details of ticket prices for the 2010/11 season and dates when games go on sale will be confirmed first on www.warriors.co.uk

Worcester Warriors – Championship 2010/2011 fixture list
Saturday, August 28 – Worcester Warriors v Birmingham & Solihull (kick-off 3pm)
Saturday, September 11 – Worcester Warriors v Rotherham (kick-off 3pm)
Saturday, September 25 – Worcester Warriors v Doncaster (kick-off 3pm)
Friday, October 8 – Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby (kick-off 8pm)
Friday, October 22 – Worcester Warriors v Cornish Pirates (kick-off 8pm)
Friday, October 29 – Worcester Warriors v Nottingham (kick-off 8pm)
Saturday, November 13 – Worcester Warriors v Plymouth Albion (kick-off 12.30pm)
Saturday, November 27 – Worcester Warriors v Esher (kick-off 12.30pm)
Sunday, December 26 – Worcester Warriors v Moseley (kick-off 3pm)
Saturday, January 8 – Worcester Warriors v Bedford (kick-off 3pm)
Saturday, February 12 – Worcester Warriors v London Welsh (kick-off 12.30pm)

The season will follow the three stage system of the 2009-10 season – 22 Rounds, six Play-Off rounds followed by semi-finals and a double-legged final. Clubs finishing in the top eight will go into two promotion pools of four and based on their ranking will start with points as a reward for their record during Rounds 1-22. The 1st ranked team will have three points, the 2nd two, the 3rd one and the 4th none. Clubs finishing in the bottom four will go into one relegation pool and will carry forward one point for every game won in Rounds 1-22.