The LV= Cup Organising Committee ruled that Worcester Warriors were in breach of LV= Cup Regulation 4.1.1 by selecting an ineligible player - Oliver Frost - in their match day squad for Saracens V Warriors on January 29.
The breach of Regulation 4.1.1 was due to an administrative error and Warriors have co-operated fully with the Rugby Football Union.
Tracy Fox-Young, LV= Cup Tournament Director, commented: "This was entirely an administration oversight on Worcester's part and there was absolutely no intention to cheat or gain any advantage over the opposition. Oliver Frost is registered with Warriors but was out on loan to Stourbridge RFC, making him ineligible to play for Worcester in the LV= Cup.
"However the RFU Registration of Players regulations are very clear in requiring clubs to take sole responsibility for the accuracy of their Registration list and as a result of this breech, a one-point deduction was deemed appropriate."
In response to the sanction, the club has responded with the following statement:
Worcester Warriors accepts the sanction imposed by the LV=Cup Organising Committee following the administrative error that allowed Oliver Frost to take to the field during the Round 3 fixture against Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday, January 29.
Worcester Warriors have cooperated fully with the LV= Cup Organising Committee and take full responsibility for the error over the eligibility of Oliver Frost.
The club would reiterate the points made by the LV= Cup Organising Committee and stress that the breach of regulations was not intentional, was not to gain any advantage and arose from an administrative error.