WORCESTER Warriors Women's players, coaches and staff members will now all be forced to find new jobs after the club's owners took the decision to remove them from all competitions.

Cube International, the club's owners, confirmed the news on Tuesday evening, a decision and announcement that came totally out of the blue. 

"It came completely out the blue," said Warriors' scrum-half Caity Mattinson, who is currently away with Scotland in South Africa.

"When Cube took over and we were accepted back into the Premiership, there was talk of a 10-year relationship, so this has been out the blue completely for us all.

"On Monday night we got a message from Jo Yapp (Warriors Women's director of rugby) to say this is what happened, she found out that day, we were completely blindsided.

On Tuesday evening Cube International's founder, Andy Moss, said: "It has been our privilege to support Warriors Women through the last season.

"Despite our best efforts, we have had to make the emotionally challenging decision to withdraw from the league.

"We have confirmed to players and coaching staff that we will honour their salaries and expenses for September and October."

The news comes almost a year on from a similar situation encountered by the Warriors' men's side.

And, just like they all had to do, everyone involved with Warriors Women must now begin looking for jobs, less than a month out from the new Allianz Premiership Women's Rugby season.

"We don’t really know what's going to happen now," added Mattinson. "Being away (in South Africa) it's made it harder, trying to stay informed but so little information is available to us at this point.

"We're being supported by the WRA (Women's Rugby Association) and the RPA (Rugby Players Association) to help us with the next steps and aid everyone with finding work.

"I really couldn’t imagine playing for another club until this happened and this has all come at a really unfortunate time.

"There is a hard salary cap in place in the Premiership in England this season so no one knows what will happen with trying to find places for 40 players."

Mattinson was approaching her fourth season at Worcester and it was clear in the interview that it was an incredibly upsetting situation for all involved.

She paid tribute to the hard work put in by everyone at the club, but in particular to the director of rugby Jo Yapp.

"Jo fought so hard and I can't say enough good things about her and what she has done for us in the last year.

"We believed we were out of the woods when Cube came in and that was down to her hard work. I am mind-blown that it's come to this.

"Worcester was an incredible environment, the staff and coaches have been great, they’ve been so supportive but it's so hard to question what's going to happen now.

"I've been here for years, I have always felt very valued and excited about what we were going to do this season.

"But I will take these relationships and memories with me wherever I go, it's just very sad."