THE European Challenge Cup and Champions Cup has been postponed following the French authorities' decision to pull their club's from the competition. 

Warriors’ scheduled European Rugby Challenge Cup matches at Ospreys on Friday and against Pau at Sixways on January 23 have therefore been postponed.

European Professional Club Rugby have temporarily suspended both European competitions due to concerns from French authorities about the potential spread of the new strain of COVID-19.

EPCR’s decision came following a directive from the French authorities that the participation of TOP 14 clubs in the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup at the current time constitutes too great a public health risk.

There was talk that Premiership Rugby could bring the season forward by two weeks, to fill the free two week space that has now opened up. 

But this evening the league have confirmed the season will take a two week break. 

Worcester will next be in action on January 30 against Exeter Chiefs at Sixways.