Double header for Under-18s to launch new season

Warriors will kick off their Premiership Rugby Under-18s Academy League season with a home game against Sale Sharks which will be part of an exciting double header at Sixways on Saturday December 18.

The Under-18s will play Sale at 5.45pm, the second match of the day following Warriors’ European Challenge Cup match against Biarritz Olympique which kicks off at 3.15pm.

The Under-18s Academy League returns after a two-year absence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warriors finished third in the 2019/20 Academy League, beating Saracens at Finals Day which was played at Sixways. Warriors squad included Fin Smith, Seb Atkinson, Tobi Wilson, Ollie Wynn, Joe Richardson, Ben Murphy, Finn Theobald-Thomas and Jack Forsythe who are now in the Three Pears Warriors Academy.

Following last season’s cancellation, a full programme of matches has been scheduled for this season with Warriors travelling to Aylesbury RFC to play Wasps on Saturday January 8 (kick-off 2.00pm) before returning to Sixways for the visit of Northampton Saints on Sunday January 16 (kick-off 1.30pm).

A long trip to Kingston Park to face Newcastle Falcons follows on Saturday January 22 (kick-off 2.30pm) followed by a home match against Leicester Tigers on Sunday February 6 (kick-off 1.00pm).

Warriors complete their group programme with a trip to Castle Park, home of Doncaster Knights, and a match against the Yorkshire Rugby Academy on Saturday February 12 (kick-off 2.00pm).

Finals Day will again be held at Sixways on Sunday February 27.

Warriors Under 18s Fixtures

December 18 | Sale Sharks at Sixways (5.45pm)
January 8 | Wasps at Aylesbury RFC (2pm)
January 16 | Northampton Saints at Sixways (1.30pm)
January 22 | Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park (2.30pm)
February 6| Leicester Tigers at Sixways (1pm)
February 12 | Yorkshire Rugby Academy at Doncaster Knights (2pm)
February 27 | Finals Day at Sixways