WORCESTER MP Robin Walker is to meet with Worcester Warriors' new owners this week to discuss their plans going forward amidst some concerns amongst supporters.

Atlas Worcester Warriors Rugby Club Ltd - led by former chief executive Jim O'Toole and ex-London Irish player James Sandford - agreed on the contracts to buy the club and its assets on Wednesday, February 1, with administrators Begbies Traynor.

The new owners were initially told by the RFU in December that they would not be able compete in the Championship next season after failing to meet the conditions set by the governing body.

In the aftermath of the deal being announced, Sandford said in an interview that they - Atlas - were committed to bring 'elite level rugby' back to Worcester.

But something else he said; "we remain in constructive dialogue with the RFU. We have other avenues which I cannot discuss that are not RFU-dependent to bring elite rugby back to Sixways next season" raised some eyebrows amongst supporters.

The club have until February 14 to strike a deal with the RFU, or else they will not be able to compete in the second-tier next season. 

Walker confirmed that he was interested to meet with the owners in order to understand their plans moving forward.

"Having spoken to James (Sandford) at Atlas, it remains their priority to bring back Championship rugby to Sixways," he said.

"I understand some of their concerns (regarding RFU conditions) but what I really want is a solution that is best for everyone, and that is Warriors in the Championship next season.

"I am hoping to meet with James this week so I can speak to them about their plans and get a better understanding of the plan going forward.

"I would really like to get the RFU and Atlas to meet and thrash out a deal, that remains the goal."

Warriors had been in administration since September 2022 following a winding up petition being issued in May.

Part of the club - the company that paid players/coachesa and staff's contracts - was then liquidated in court in early October, which then saw a mass exodus.

Negotiations have been ongoing ever since for potential buyers, but Atlas are now the new owners.