"DISAPPOINTMENT" is how Warriors Women CEO has described feeling after hearing the news the club has withdrawn from Premiership Rugby.

The club's owners - Cube International - decided to withdraw from the Allianz Premiership Women's Rugby and the Allianz Cup.

Belinda Moore, Premiership Women's Rugby CEO, said: "We are deeply disappointed for staff, players and fans and applaud the hard work and dedication of those at the club and their supporters who helped Warriors Women to continue.

"The RFU and PWR are working closely with all parties to establish a support fund for staff and players."

The RFU and PWR have been notified today (Tuesday).

Andy Moss, founder at Cube International, added: "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."

Updates on the impact on the fixture schedule will be announced in due course, but Saturday's Allianz Cup match between Bristol Bears and Warriors Women has been cancelled.

Earlier this year, Warriors Women set up a JustGiving page in order to raise crucial funds to support them through the summer.

The page has been organised by the main sponsor, Cube International, as a means of helping the club get through the non-playing months ahead of next season.