Gloucester’s match at home to Worcester in the English Premiership on Friday was called off just hours before kick-off due to the visitors’ lack of front-row forwards.
Worcester said they had 36 players unavailable due to a mixture of injury, illness and coronavirus concerns, leaving them with just a squad of 18.
Of those, only three were prop forwards, meaning Worcester were unable to field the required six front-rows.
An independent panel will now decide the points allocation from the game, with Premiership Rugby confirming the fixture will not be replayed.
“We apologise to Gloucester, supporters of both clubs and BT Sport for the inconvenience this will inevitably cause but exceptional circumstances have conspired against us,” a Worcester
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