PLAYERS at Worcester Warriors have been paid for last month, the club have confirmed in the last hour.

It comes after a national newspaper reported members of the squad were considering legal action over money owed.

Sportsmail had reported that some players were not paid on time in the month of May.

But the club have now confirmed that all payments have been made to the players after a 'short-term cashflow' issue. 

"Warriors can confirm all players have been paid their salaries for May 2022 in full," the statement read.

"A short delay in paying a small number of players was caused by a short-term cashflow issue that has now been resolved.

"Warriors, like most major sports clubs and businesses, saw income streams severely affected during the various lockdowns caused by Covid-19.

"We appreciate with the war in Ukraine and rise in the cost of living these remain uncertain and challenging times for many.

"As a club and business we are very grateful to the support, understanding and loyalty of our bankers, suppliers, commercial partners, supporters and staff during this period.

"We will continue to diversify the range of activities at Sixways to generate more non-rugby matchday revenue.

"We are also working on plans for a major project to develop the whole Sixways site which we believe will secure the long-term future of Warriors as a sustainable Premiership rugby club."