WARRIORS director of rugby Alan Solomons suggests a review following the conclusion of the covid-hit season is "key" in helping to iron out issues ahead of the new campaign..

Solomons was speaking following Warriors' cancelled fixture with Sale after the Salford based club's 27 positive coronavirus cases.

The original fixture last Sunday was postponed by Premiership Rugby due to an outbreak at Sale, before further positive cases on Tuesday caused the cancellation of Warriors season finale.

Despite Solomons accepting the right decision was made, he expressed his sympathy for Sale, who missed out on a play-off place due to having to forfeit.

"A decision was made with the health of players, staff and families at the forefront," he added.

"And therefore I think the right decision was made and I know it's tough on a rugby perspective but then that's just how it is.

"Of course I have sympathy for them (Sale), they are a fantastic side and have played really well throughout the competition.

"For them to have any chance of getting to the playoffs and potentially winning the whole thing and to have that taken away from them, of course it’s sad.

"But unfortunately we are living in these unusual times and they obviously experienced a covid problem but sure, they have my absolute sympathy."

Solomons believes that a review process will be needed before the 20/21 season begins in late November to ensure issues that arose in the last week don't reoccur.

"I am sure there will be a review of what has transpired in this period," he said.

"The key is that the powers that be, RFU, Public Health England, Premiership Rugby, have to have a look at this period and then assess the best way forward.

"In fairness, until this last weekend, we haven’t really hit a problem in what has been a testing period."

As a result of Warriors being handed a 0-20 result against Sale, they finish the season in ninth place, level with Northampton Saints in eighth.