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Worcester Warriors Rugby club

Worcester start the 2014/15 season in the Greene King IPA Championship with high hopes for promotion straight back into the top flight of English Rugby.

With a new-look squad, including current England International Chris Pennell, Warriors are looking to build up from their Academy right through into the 1st XV.

Worcester Rugby Football Club owes its foundations to the cleric, the Rev Francis John Eld (died in 1922), a headmaster of the Worcester Royal Grammar School. It is recorded that the club began under ‘most favourable auspices’ with members paying a small subscription, and were each asked to find a friend to play who lived within three minutes of the city.

By November 8, 1871, in white shirts bearing the city’s coat of arms, and blue knickerbockers, the team, turned out for their debut against the Worcester Artillery at Somerset Place, subsequently the site of the Flagmeadow Walk ground. Of this first season of only nine fixtures, our first recorded victory came against Gloucester College. Although no score was recorded it is understood that Worcester won easily.

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